(Su`per*in*cum"bence Su`per*in*cum"ben*cy) n. The quality or state of being superincumbent.

(Su`per*in*cum"bent) a. [L. superincumbens, p. pr. of superincumbere. See Super- , and Incumbent.] Lying or resting on something else.

(Su`per*in*duce") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Superinduced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Superinducing ] [Pref. super- + induce: cf. L. superinducere to draw over.] To bring in, or upon, as an addition to something.

Long custom of sinning superinduces upon the soul new and absurd desires.

(Su`per*in*duce"ment) n. Superinduction.

(Su`per*in*duc"tion) n. The act of superinducing, or the state of being superinduced. South.

(Su`per*in*fuse") v. t. [Pref. super- + infuse: cf. L. superinfundere, superinfusum, to pour over.] To infuse over. [R.]

(Su`per*in*jec"tion) n. An injection succeeding another.

(Su`per*in*spect") v. t. [Pref. super- + inspect: cf. L. superinspicere, superinspectum.] To over see; to superintend by inspection. [R.] Maydman.

(Su`per*in`sti*tu"tion) n. One institution upon another, as when A is instituted and admitted to a benefice upon a title, and B instituted and admitted upon the presentation of another. Bailey.

(Su`per*in`tel*lec"tu*al) a. Being above intellect.

(Su`per*in*tend") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Superintended; p. pr. & vb. n. Superintending.] [L. superintendere. See Super-, and Intend.] To have or exercise the charge and oversight of; to oversee with the power of direction; to take care of with authority; to supervise; as, an officer superintends the building of a ship or the construction of a fort.

The king may appoint a council, who may superintend the works of this nature.

Syn.Superintend, Supervise. These words in general use are the synonymous. As sometimes used, supervise implies the more general, and superintend, the more particular and constant, inspection or direction. Among architects there is a disposition to use the word supervise in the sense of a general oversight of the main points of construction with reference to the design, etc., and to employ the word superintend to signify a constant, careful attention to all the details of construction. But this technical distinction is not firmly established.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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