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su·per·po·si·tion

 (so͞o′pər-pə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of superposing or the state of being superposed: "Yet another technique in the forensic specialist's repertoire is photo superposition" (Patrick Nuyghe).
2. Geology The principle that in a group of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest were the earliest to be deposited.
3. Physics The combination of two or more physical states, such as waves, to form a new physical state in accordance with the superposition principle.
tr.v. su·per·po·si·tioned, su·per·po·si·tion·ing, su·per·po·si·tions
To superpose.
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superposition

(ˌsuːpəpəˈzɪʃən)
n
1. the act of superposing or state of being superposed
2. (Geological Science) geology the principle that in any sequence of sedimentary rocks which has not been disturbed, the oldest strata lie at the bottom and the youngest at the top
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su•per•po•si•tion

(ˌsu pər pəˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
the order in which sedimentary strata are superposed one above another.
[1790–1800; < French; see super-, position]
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superposition

The principle that, in undisturbed layered rocks, the higher a stratum, the younger it is.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superposition - (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
deposition, deposit - the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
2.superposition - (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest
principle, rule - a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
3.superposition - (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
locating, positioning, emplacement, location, placement, position - the act of putting something in a certain place
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
4.superposition - the placement of one thing on top of another
locating, positioning, emplacement, location, placement, position - the act of putting something in a certain place
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Translations

superposition

[ˈsuːpəpəzɪʃən] Nsuperposición f
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