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superpose

Syllabification: su·per·pose
Pronunciation: /ˌso͞opərˈpōz
 
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Definition of superpose in English:

verb

[with object]
Place (something) on or above something else, especially so that they coincide: (as adjective superposed) a border of superposed triangles
More example sentences
  • The stability of each domain was examined by superposing each domain of each frame of the trajectory onto itself in the first frame.
  • The global flexibility of the proteins was measured by calculating the average structure for each simulation and then superposing each frame onto the average structure and calculating the RMSD.
  • For example, the displacement of a solid linear brick element's node is a 3-component spatial vector, and the model's overall displacement is often displayed by superposing the deformed shape over the undeformed shape.

Origin

early 19th century: from French superposer, from super- 'above' + poser 'to place'.

Derivatives

superposable

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Enantiomorphs belong to a special class of symmetry that is actually closer to a dissymmetry: ‘the mirror image of [the crystal is] not superposable upon the crystal itself.’
  • Your two hands are not superposable; when your palms face in the same direction, for instance, one thumb will be up, while the other will be down.
  • Since electrostatic forces are superposable, it follows that electric fields are also superposable.

superposition

2
Pronunciation: /-pəˈziSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • He says the energy uncertainty between two superposed states means that all superpositions are inherently unstable and limited to a certain lifetime.
  • While every electron is set to a spin state of ‘up’ or ‘down’, the horizontal quantum spin states are superpositions of the spin-up and spin-down states.
  • Clearly, the autocorrelation profiles in mixed phase regions are not superpositions of a diffusion process in a pure fluid phase and another diffusion process in a pure gel phase.

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