[soo-per-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌsu pər pəˈzɪʃ ən/
the order in which sedimentary strata are superposed one above another.
the act of superposing or state of being superposed
(geology) the principle that in any sequence of sedimentary rocks which has not been disturbed, the oldest strata lie at the bottom and the youngest at the top
The principle that in a group of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest were the earliest to be deposited.
The principle by which the description of the state of a physical system can be broken down into descriptions that are themselves possible states of the system. For example, harmonic motion, as of a violin string, can be analyzed as the sum of harmonic frequencies or harmonics, each of which is itself a kind of harmonic motion; harmonic motion is therefore a superposition of individual harmonics.
The combination of two or more physical states, such as waves, to form a new physical state in accordance with this principle. See also wave, See Note at Schrödinger.
noun, Physics. 1. principle of superposition.
noun 1. an extremely powerful nation, especially one capable of influencing international events and the acts and policies of less powerful nations. 2. power greater in scope or magnitude than that which is considered natural or has previously existed. 3. power, especially mechanical or electric power, on an extremely large scale secured by the linking […]
adjective 1. of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme; extreme: superlative wisdom. 2. Grammar. of, relating to, or noting the highest degree of the comparison of adjectives and adverbs, as smallest, best, and most carefully, the superlative forms of small, good, and carefully. Compare comparative (def 4), positive (def […]
- Superior sagittal sinus
superior sagittal sinus n. An unpaired dural sinus in the sagittal groove.