from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resting or lying immediately above or on something else.
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- 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
The EEZ gives coastal states "sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to" (above) "the seabed and of the seabed and its subsoil ...".
We must not think, however, that all earth containing this ferment is capable of poisoning the superjacent atmosphere.
Among the conditions favorable to the multiplication of the malarial ferment contained in the soil, and to its dispersion through the superjacent atmosphere, there are three which are absolutely essential, and the concurrence of which is indispensable for the production of bad air (malaria).
These investigations demonstrated that it was possible to follow out step by step in superjacent strata the actual evolution of fossil species and to establish the actual "phyletic series."
Other occurrences will vary the relations of the artery in regard to superjacent structures, though the actual depth of the vessel from surface may be the same.
Stagnation of food results in superjacent dilatation and esophagitis.
-- It is not uncommon to find a stricture of the bronchus superjacent to a foreign body that has been in situ for a period of months.
Endobronchial neoplasms may cause a subjacent bronchiectasis, and superjacent stenosis; the latter may require dilatation.
Even this the second difficulty, however, admits of being fully met, when we remember that in very many cases it has been proved, quite apart from the theory of descent, that superjacent formations have been separated from one another by wide intervals of time.
The sun heats the surface-moisture, increasing the evolution of vapor, at the same time imparting a higher temperature to the superjacent air, by which its solvent power is enhanced, from which it results that as the temperature of a month or season increases so also will the amount of vapor or humidity.