superjacent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (the stem of) Latin superjacēns, present participle of superjacēre, from super- + jacēre (to lie).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /s(j)uːpəˈdʒeɪsənt/

Adjective[edit]

superjacent (not comparable)

  1. Positioned immediately above or on top of something else; overlying. [from 16th c.]
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 171:
      Pemulis, Troeltsch, and Schacht's triple-room is subdorm B in the back north part of the second floor of West House and so superjacent to the Dining Hall […].

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

superjacent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of superjaceō