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Definition of "superposition" [su•per•po•si•tion]

  • The act of superposing or the state of being superposed: "Yet another technique in the forensic specialist's repertoire is photo superposition” ( Patrick Nuyghe). (noun)
  • Geology The principle that in a group of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest were the earliest to be deposited. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "superposition" in a sentence
  • "A simple superposition is not possible, because the knowledge of the weight in the equation of every single factor is unknown to man."
  • "There is no mystery as to how the photon can be in superposition in both space and time if 4D spacetime is considered really real."
  • "Penrose had an answer to why large things don't appear in superposition (the more the mass, the faster to Objective Reduction (OR) due to gravitational energy), but he didn't have a ready answer for why observations caused OR."
Words like "superposition"
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