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Definition 1: the placement of one thing on top of another - [noun denoting act]

(superposition is a kind of ...) the act of putting something in a certain place

Definition 2: (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide - [noun denoting act]

(superposition is a kind of ...) the act of putting something in a certain place

(superposition belongs to category ...) the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

Definition 3: (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for superposition in the sense of this definition

(superposition is a kind of ...) a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system

"the principle of the conservation of mass" "the principle of jet propulsion" "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"

(superposition belongs to category ...) a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

Definition 4: (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another - [noun denoting process]

(superposition is a kind of ...) the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

(superposition belongs to category ...) a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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