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Definition of superimpose verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they superimpose
    he / she / it superimposes
    past simple superimposed
    -ing form superimposing
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  1. 1superimpose something (on/onto something) to put one image on top of another so that the two can be seen combined A diagram of the new road layout was superimposed on a map of the city.
  2. 2superimpose something (on/onto something) to add some of the qualities of one system or pattern to another one in order to produce something that combines the qualities of both She has tried to superimpose her own attitudes onto this ancient story.
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noun [uncountable]
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