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su·per·ja·cent

 (so͞o′pər-jā′sənt)
adj.
Resting or lying immediately above or on something else.

[Latin superiacēns, superiacent-, present participle of superiacēre, to lie over : super-, super- + iacēre, to lie down; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

superjacent

(ˌsuːpəˈdʒeɪsənt)
adj
lying immediately above or upon
[C17: from Late Latin superjacēre, from Latin super- + jacēre to lie]

su•per•ja•cent

(ˌsu pərˈdʒeɪ sənt)

adj.
lying above or upon something else.
[1600–10; < Latin superjacent-, s. of superjacēns, present participle of superjacēre to rest upon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.superjacent - lying immediately above or on something else
subjacent - lying nearby but lower; "hills and subjacent valleys"
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Senate Bill 410: An Act to Establish a Program for the Leasing of Public Bottom and Superjacent Water Column for Marine Aquaculture, to Require the Division of Marine Fisheries of the Department of Environmental Quality to Request the Issuance of Federal Rules to Allow Marine Aquaculture in Federal Waters Off the Coast of the State, and to Establish Additional Transparency Requirements for Members of the Marine Fisheries Commission
3) 'Exclusive economic zone,' to be counted 200 NM from the baselines, where our country has 'sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to the seabed and of the seabed and subsoil .
127) Vertically, "the sea is divided into the seabed or ocean floor and the superjacent water column.
The right and its correlative obligation have clear applications to mining activities and to other uses and developments of land where support to adjacent or superjacent land is compromised.
This conception of critique amounts to invoking superjacent and hidden interests, (f)actors, fields of power, rationalities, and so on, that frame what is, what can be done and how this should be done.
These activities are currently limited by the Montego Bay Convention and include exploration, exploitation, conserving and managing natural biological and non-biological resources in waters, whether living or non-living, in the area superjacent to the sea-bed, and of the sea-bed, marine assets and its subsoil, and activities, such as the production of ocean energy.
In 1995, on the basis of a judgment rendered in 1993 by the International Court of Justice, Denmark and Norway delimited the continental shelf and the superjacent waters between Greenland and Jan Mayen.
Whether these provisions now extend to geographic areas adjacent to Svalbard's territorial sea--specifically to Svalbard's oil-rich continental shelf and abundant fishing stock of the superjacent waters of its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)--is a matter of considerable debate.
territorial jurisdiction exists over an outer continental shelf of the United States or in superjacent waters.
In Part V, Article 56, paragraph 1, the Convention states "In the exclusive economic zone, the coastal State has sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to the seabed and of the seabed and its subsoil, and with regard to other activities for the economic exploitation and exploration of the zone, such as the production of energy from the water, currents and winds.
The remaining five are false ribs; the cartilages of eighth to tenth usually join the superjacent costal cartilage whereas eleventh and twelfth ribs are free at the anterior ends (1).