superimpose


superimpose
superimposition /sooh'peuhr im'peuh zish"euhn/, n.
/sooh'peuhr im pohz"/, v.t., superimposed, superimposing.
1. to impose, place, or set over, above, or on something else.
2. to put or join as an addition (usually fol. by on or upon).
3. Motion Pictures, Television. to print (an image) over another image so that both are seen at once: The credits were superimposed over the opening scene.
[1785-95; SUPER- + IMPOSE]

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  • superimpose — index overlap Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • superimpose — 1794, from superimposition (1684), from L. superimponere from super (see SUPER (Cf. super )) + imponere to place upon, from in into + poser put, place …   Etymology dictionary

  • superimpose — *overlay, superpose, appliqué …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • superimpose — ► VERB ▪ place or lay (one thing) over another. DERIVATIVES superimposition noun …   English terms dictionary

  • superimpose — [so͞o΄pərim pōz′] vt. superimposed, superimposing 1. to put, lay, or stack on top of something else 2. to add as a dominant or unassimilated feature superimposition [so͞o΄pərim΄pə zish′ən] n …   English World dictionary

  • superimpose — v. (D; tr.) to superimpose on (to superimpose one image on another; to superimpose a new way of life on old customs) * * * [ˌs(j)uːp(ə)rɪm pəʊz] (D; tr.) to superimpose on (to superimpose one image on another; to superimpose a new way of life on… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • superimpose — su|per|im|pose [ˌsu:pərımˈpəuz US ˈpouz] v [T] 1.) to put one picture, image, or photograph on top of another so that both can be partly seen superimpose sth on/onto sth ▪ A photo of a cup of cappuccino had been superimposed on a picture of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • superimpose — UK [ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊz] / US [ˌsupərɪmˈpoʊz] verb [transitive] Word forms superimpose : present tense I/you/we/they superimpose he/she/it superimposes present participle superimposing past tense superimposed past participle superimposed 1) to put one …   English dictionary

  • superimpose — verb Superimpose is used with these nouns as the object: ↑grid …   Collocations dictionary

  • superimpose — verb (T) 1 to put one picture, image, or photograph on top of another so that both can be partly seen: superimpose sth on/onto sth: His face had been superimposed onto a different background. 2 to combine two systems, ideas, opinions etc so that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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