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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of superpose.
  • adj. superimposed
  • adj. That grows vertically above another part


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  • Nonetheless, Follett's description of the difference between what he calls "superposed" and "parallel" adjectives makes more sense to me than any other discussion of the subject I've seen.

    Word Court

  • I once shot a factory shell, brand unknown now that slid about 1/2 up inside the chamber of my Browning 12 gauge superposed. the gun in question bought new by me in 1963 and still has probably less than 3500 rds thru it.

    Bad Shells

  • There's a whole series of mismatches here, each superposed on the others, but the worst of them is the poetic prose.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • When rare events are superposed against rare events, the association between them can be striking.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • This false-color image is a composite of X-rays (red) and UV and optical (blue/green), superposed on a deeper ground-based optical image to show the background stars.

    Hot light from a cold comet

  • On the other hand do we see the jets over large scales the overall structure not the knots, so this could be a steady "ground"-flow that is superposed by some knots/flares.

    The Shrinking Doughnut Around a Black Hole | Universe Today

  • First the setup of a modern world with all cultural references - Internet, cell phones, Cold War, Harry Potter, Power Rangers, usual countries and cities - except the superposed dual city whose citizens "unsee" each other except when officially visiting and with an all powerful Breach that keeps the order - is barely credible from the start and only the talent of Mr. Mieville keeps it from being utterly preposterous.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • A 25 millisecond brain event (i.e. occurring in coherent 40 Hz oscillations) would require nanogram (10-9 gram) amounts of superposed neural mass. link

    Coordinated Evolution

  • An isolated superposed single atom would not OR for 106 years.

    Coordinated Evolution

  • For example, when people are discussing quantum physics they usually have common understandings of "electron", "superposed state", "uncertainty principle", etc. even though these concepts may be more harder to understand than biological ideas.

    Critical Thinking Skills


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