Meaning of principle of superposition
prin'ciple of superposi'tion
— Physics. Physics.
- any of several physical laws that the resultant of similar vector quantities at a point is a function of the sum of the individual quantities, esp. the law that the displacement at a point in a medium undergoing simple harmonic motion is equal to the sum of the displacements of each individual wave. Also called
- principle of superposition (Thesaurus)