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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.]
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lying immediately above or upon
[C17: from Late Latin superjacēre, from Latin super- + jacēre to lie]
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(ˌsu pərˈdʒeɪ sənt)

lying above or upon something else.
[1600–10; < Latin superjacent-, s. of superjacēns, present participle of superjacēre to rest upon]
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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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