superposition

Definitions of superposition
  1. noun
    the placement of one thing on top of another
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    type of:
    emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning
    the act of putting something in a certain place
  2. noun
    (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest
    synonyms: principle of superposition, superposition principle
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    type of:
    principle, rule
    a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
  3. noun
    (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another
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    deposit, deposition
    the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
  4. noun
    (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
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    type of:
    emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning
    the act of putting something in a certain place
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