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    principle of superposition

    principle of superposition - Dictionary definition and meaning for word principle of superposition

    Definition
    (noun) (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest Definition
    (noun) the displacement of any point due to the superposition of wave systems is equal to the sum of the displacements of the individual waves at that point
    Example Sentence
    • the principle of superposition is the basis of the wave theory of light
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