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Lying or resting on or above something.

[Latin superincumbēns, superincumbent-, present participle of superincumbere, to lie on top of : super-, super- + incumbere, to lie down; see incumbent.]

su′per·in·cum′bence, su′per·in·cum′ben·cy n.
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To some extent, we recognize and locate the nature of such a frame while still physically living through the decay and dissipation of one or more anterior frames, whereby the partial superincumbence or "cross fading" of an indeterminate series of prior states comes to provide a significant, albeit necessarily fluid and evolutionary perspectival orientation.