WordNet Search - 3.1

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- S: (n)
**superposition**((geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another) - S: (n) principle of superposition, superposition principle,
**superposition**((geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest) - S: (n)
**superposition**((geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide) *domain category*- S: (n) geometry (the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces)
*direct hyponym*/**full hyponym**- S: (n) affine geometry (the geometry of affine transformations)
- S: (n) elementary geometry, parabolic geometry, Euclidean geometry ((mathematics) geometry based on Euclid's axioms)
- S: (n) fractal geometry ((mathematics) the geometry of fractals)
*"Benoit Mandelbrot pioneered fractal geometry"* - S: (n) non-Euclidean geometry ((mathematics) geometry based on axioms different from Euclid's)
*"non-Euclidean geometries discard or replace one or more of the Euclidean axioms"* - S: (n) hyperbolic geometry ((mathematics) a non-Euclidean geometry in which the parallel axiom is replaced by the assumption that through any point in a plane there are two or more lines that do not intersect a given line in the plane)
*"Karl Gauss pioneered hyperbolic geometry"* - S: (n) elliptic geometry, Riemannian geometry ((mathematics) a non-Euclidean geometry that regards space as like a sphere and a line as like a great circle)
*"Bernhard Riemann pioneered elliptic geometry"* - S: (n) spherical geometry ((mathematics) the geometry of figures on the surface of a sphere)
- S: (n) analytic geometry, analytical geometry, coordinate geometry (the use of algebra to study geometric properties; operates on symbols defined in a coordinate system)
- S: (n) plane geometry (the geometry of 2-dimensional figures)
- S: (n) solid geometry (the geometry of 3-dimensional space)
- S: (n) projective geometry, descriptive geometry (the geometry of properties that remain invariant under projection)
*domain category**domain term category**direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term**derivationally related form**direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term**derivationally related form*- S: (n)
**superposition**(the placement of one thing on top of another)