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Meaning of SUPERPOSITION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the placement of one thing on top of another
  2. [n]  (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest
  3. [n]  (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another
 

SUPERPOSITION is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: principle of superposition
 
 See Also: deposit, deposition, emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning, principle, rule

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Su`per*po*si"tion\, n. [Cf. F. superposition. See
{Super-}, and {Position}.]
The act of superposing, or the state of being superposed; as,
the superposition of rocks; the superposition of one plane
figure on another, in geometry.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the principle that under stable conditions strata on the bottom of a deposit were laid down first and hence are older than layers on top.
 

 

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