Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » S » Supernaturally ... Supplejack

SUPERPOSITION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does superposition mean? 

SUPERPOSITION (noun)
  The noun SUPERPOSITION has 4 senses:

1. (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another
2. (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest
3. (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
4. the placement of one thing on top of another

  Familiarity information: SUPERPOSITION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPERPOSITION (noun)


Sense 1superposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("superposition" is a kind of...):

deposit; deposition (the natural process of laying down a deposit of something)

Domain category:

geology (a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks)


Sense 2superposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

principle of superposition; superposition principle; superposition

Hypernyms ("superposition" is a kind of...):

principle; rule (a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system)

Domain category:

geology (a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks)


Sense 3superposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("superposition" is a kind of...):

emplacement; locating; location; placement; position; positioning (the act of putting something in a certain place)

Domain category:

geometry (the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces)


Sense 4superposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The placement of one thing on top of another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("superposition" is a kind of...):

emplacement; locating; location; placement; position; positioning (the act of putting something in a certain place)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"If you can't be good, be careful." (English proverb)

"It's better to say «good work» than «I hope to find you well»." (Albanian proverb)

"On the day of victory no one is tired." (Arabic proverb)

"The vine says to the vintager: "Make me poor, and I will make you rich."" (Corsican proverb)

 SUPERPOSITION: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.0419 seconds