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superimpose

[soo-per-im-pohz] /ˌsu pər ɪmˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), superimposed, superimposing.
1.
to impose, place, or set over, above, or on something else.
2.
to put or join as an addition (usually followed by on or upon).
3.
Movies, Television. to print (an image) over another image so that both are seen at once:
The credits were superimposed over the opening scene.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; super- + impose
Related forms
superimposition
[soo-per-im-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌsu pərˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
superimposable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for superimposable

superimpose

/ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to set or place on or over something else
2.
usually foll by on or upon. to add (to)
Derived Forms
superimposition, noun
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Word Origin and History for superimposable

superimpose

v.

1794, from superimposition (1680s), from Latin superimponere from super- (see super-) + imponere "to place upon," from in- "into" + poser "put, place" (see pose (v.1)). Related: Superimposed; superimposing.

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