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**domain category***domain term category**- S: (adj) congruent (coinciding when superimposed)
- S: (adj) incongruent (not congruent)
- S: (adj) normal (forming a right angle)
- S: (adj) right (having the axis perpendicular to the base)
*"a right angle"* - S: (n)
**superposition**((geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide) - S: (n) duality ((geometry) the interchangeability of the roles of points and planes in the theorems of projective geometry)
- S: (n) section, plane section ((geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid)
- S: (n) pencil (a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point)
- S: (n) conic section, conic ((geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone)
- S: (n) eccentricity ((geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section; the ratio of the distance between the foci to the length of the major axis)
*"a circle is an ellipse with zero eccentricity"* - S: (n) square, foursquare ((geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon)
*"you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"* - S: (n) inclination, angle of inclination ((geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis))
- S: (n) lemniscate (any of several plane algebraic curves in the shape of a figure eight)
- S: (n) diagonal ((geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent)
- S: (v) translate (change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation)
- S: (v) construct (draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions)
*"construct an equilateral triangle"* - S: (v) inscribe (draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible)
- S: (v) circumscribe (to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect)
- S: (v) truncate (replace a corner by a plane)
*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)