superposition

Definitions of superposition
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n the placement of one thing on top of another

Type of:
emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning
the act of putting something in a certain place

n (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest

Synonyms:
principle of superposition, superposition principle
Type of:
principle, rule
a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system

n (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another

Type of:
deposit, deposition
the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

n (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide

Type of:
emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning
the act of putting something in a certain place

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