verb (used with object), superposed, superposing.
to place above or upon something else, or one upon another.
Geometry. to place (one figure) in the space occupied by another, so that the two figures coincide throughout their whole extent.

1815–25; < French superposer. See super-, pose1

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superpose (ˌsuːpəˈpəʊz)
1.  geometry to transpose (the coordinates of one geometric figure) to coincide with those of another
2.  a rare word for superimpose
[C19: from French superposer, from Latin superpōnere, from super- + pōnere to place]

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Onto that three- dimensional skull the computer can superpose other elements with different densities, creating a cutaway.
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