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superpose

[soo-per-pohz] /ˌsu pərˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), superposed, superposing.
1.
to place above or upon something else, or one upon another.
2.
Geometry. to place (one figure) in the space occupied by another, so that the two figures coincide throughout their whole extent.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < French superposer. See super-, pose1
Related forms
superposable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for super-pose

superpose

/ˌsuːpəˈpəʊz/
verb (transitive)
1.
(geometry) to transpose (the coordinates of one geometric figure) to coincide with those of another
2.
a rare word for superimpose (sense 1)
Derived Forms
superposable, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from French superposer, from Latin superpōnere, from super- + pōnere to place
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