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Related to superposition principle: Superposition theorem
1. A principle holding that two or more solutions to a linear equation or set of linear equations can be added together so that their sum is also a solution.
2. A principle holding that two or more states of a physical system can be added together to create an additional state.
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|Noun||1.||superposition principle - (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest|
principle, rule - a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
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