# superpose

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## su·per·pose

(so͞o′pər-pōz′)
tr.v. su·per·posed, su·per·pos·ing, su·per·pos·es
1. To set or place (one thing) over or above something else.
2. Mathematics To place (one geometric figure) over another so that all like parts coincide.

[Probably French superposer, back-formation from superposition, superposition, from Late Latin superpositiō, superpositiōn-, from Latin superpositus, past participle of superpōnere, to place over : super-, super- + pōnere, to place; see position.]

## superpose

(ˌsuːpəˈpəʊz)
vb (tr)
1. (Mathematics) geometry to transpose (the coordinates of one geometric figure) to coincide with those of another
2. a rare word for superimpose1
[C19: from French superposer, from Latin superpōnere, from super- + pōnere to place]
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## su•per•pose

(ˌsu pərˈpoʊz)

v.t. -posed, -pos•ing.
1. to place above or upon something else, or one upon another.
2. Geom. to place (one figure) in the space occupied by another, so that the two figures coincide throughout their whole extent.
[1815–25; < French superposer. See super-, pose1]

## superpose

Past participle: superposed
Gerund: superposing

Imperative
superpose
superpose
Present
I superpose
you superpose
he/she/it superposes
we superpose
you superpose
they superpose
Preterite
I superposed
you superposed
he/she/it superposed
we superposed
you superposed
they superposed
Present Continuous
I am superposing
you are superposing
he/she/it is superposing
we are superposing
you are superposing
they are superposing
Present Perfect
I have superposed
you have superposed
he/she/it has superposed
we have superposed
you have superposed
they have superposed
Past Continuous
I was superposing
you were superposing
he/she/it was superposing
we were superposing
you were superposing
they were superposing
Past Perfect
Future
I will superpose
you will superpose
he/she/it will superpose
we will superpose
you will superpose
they will superpose
Future Perfect
I will have superposed
you will have superposed
he/she/it will have superposed
we will have superposed
you will have superposed
they will have superposed
Future Continuous
I will be superposing
you will be superposing
he/she/it will be superposing
we will be superposing
you will be superposing
they will be superposing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been superposing
you have been superposing
he/she/it has been superposing
we have been superposing
you have been superposing
they have been superposing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been superposing
you will have been superposing
he/she/it will have been superposing
we will have been superposing
you will have been superposing
they will have been superposing
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would superpose
you would superpose
he/she/it would superpose
we would superpose
you would superpose
they would superpose
Past Conditional
I would have superposed
you would have superposed
he/she/it would have superposed
we would have superposed
you would have superposed
they would have superposed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Verb 1 superpose - place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincidelay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point" 2 superpose - place on top of; "can you superimpose the two images?"develop - superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometrylay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
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## superpose

[ˈsuːpəpəʊz] VT
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References in classic literature ?
In addition to external observable habits (including the habit of words), there is also the generic image produced by the superposition, or, in Semon's phrase, homophony, of a number of similar perceptions.
Superpositions are very fragile; an accidental noise can alter the superpositions, leading to errors that can be tricky to correct.
Until now, experiments could only obtain such superpositions at small amplitudes that limited their use.&nbsp;In a new experiment, described in (https://www.nature.com/nphoton/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nphoton.2017.57.html) a study published Monday in the journal Nature Photonics, a team of researchers tested a technique that makes it possible to obtain optical "cats" of higher amplitudes with greater success.
Physicists have conducted a number of ground-breaking experiments in which large-scale superpositions in solid state and quantum-optical systems have been attained and the accompanying decoherence mechanisms examined.
The decay time of such superpositions tells us how useful a candidate qubit could be in quantum technologies.
Coherences are the macroscopically observable behavior of quantum superpositions. Superpositions are a fundamental quantum mechanical concept, exemplified by the classic Schrodinger's Cat thought experiment, in which a single quantum particle such as an electron occupies more than one state simultaneously.
For example, for a 2-qubit system, there are all possible superpositions of the states 00, 01, 10, and 11, including entangled states of the form (01 [+ or -] 10).
Their book offers yet another popular account of the 'quantum enigma', in all its various guises: covering Bell's Theorem, the EPR 'paradox', the nature of superpositions, the two-slit experiment and so on, all nicely leavened with the usual 'history-lite' and some cute pseudo-Galilean dialogues to help explain what's going on.
Furthermore, we extended our simulation program to the Schrodinger wave-packet approach [7,8,9] with the coherent superpositions over the packet wavelength width and the transverse angular divergence of the incident neutrons to the samples.

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