Definition of Superposition

1. Noun. (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another.

Category relationships: Geology
Generic synonyms: Deposit, Deposition



2. Noun. (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest.
Exact synonyms: Principle Of Superposition, Superposition Principle
Generic synonyms: Principle, Rule
Category relationships: Geology

3. Noun. (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide.
Generic synonyms: Emplacement, Locating, Location, Placement, Position, Positioning
Category relationships: Geometry
Derivative terms: Superpose

4. Noun. The placement of one thing on top of another.

Definition of Superposition

1. n. 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.

Definition of Superposition

1. Noun. The placing of one thing on top of another ¹

2. Noun. (geology) The deposition of one stratum over another; the principle that in a series of sedimentary strata, the lower strata are the older ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Superposition

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Literary usage of Superposition

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1. The Theory of Light by Thomas Preston (1901)
"Hence we may conclude that at any instant the disturbance at any point of the ether is that due to the superposition of all the disturbances which reach it ..."

2. The Theory of Light by Thomas Preston (1912)
"The Principle of superposition.—When two or more separate disturbances are simultaneously impressed on the same element of a medium, the effect may be very ..."

3. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"On the three principal tests of relative age —superposition, ... superposition. — The first and principal test of the age of one aqueous deposit, ..."

4. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1855)
"On the three principal tests of relative age — superposition, ... superposition. — The first and principal test of the age of one aqueous deposit, ..."

5. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1857)
"Teats of relative ages of volcanic rocks—Tests by superposition and intrusion — Dike of Quarrington Hill, Durham — Test by alteration of rocks in contact—• ..."

6. A Manual of Elementary Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1852)
"The tests of relative age in this class of rocks are four: — 1st, superposition and intrusion, with or without alteration of the rocks in contact; 2d, ..."

7. A Manual of Elementary Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"On the three principal tests of relative age — superposition, ... superposition. — The first and principal test of the age of one aqueous deposit, ..."

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