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Definition of inferior:

  1. A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.
  2. Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian.
  3. Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.
  4. Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.
  5. Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.
  6. On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior.
  7. Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.
  8. Situated below some other organ; - said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx.


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