law of superposition


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law of superposition

[′lȯ əv ‚sü·pər·pə′zish·ən]
(geology)
The law that strata underlying other strata must be the older if there has been neither overthrust nor inversion.
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Stratigraphy is based on the law of superposition, namely, the rock units on top must be younger than the ones below.
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