Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resting or lying immediately above or on something else.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Positioned immediately above or on top of something else; overlying

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated immediately above.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lying above or upon; superincumbent: the opposite of subjacent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lying immediately above or on something else

Etymologies

Latin superiacēns, superiacent-, present participle of superiacēre, to lie over : super-, super- + iacēre, to lie down; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin superjacens, p.pr. of superjacere; super above + jacere to lie. (Wiktionary)

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  • Lying immediately above or on something else. per wordnet

    March 20, 2007