superior conjunction
noun Date: 1833 a conjunction of a planet with the sun in which the sun is aligned between the earth and the planet

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  • Superior conjunction — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superior conjunction — Astron. the alignment of an inferior planet and the sun in which the planet is at the far side of the sun from the earth. Cf. inferior conjunction. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • superior conjunction — noun (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the opposite side of the sun • Topics: ↑astronomy, ↑uranology • Hypernyms: ↑conjunction, ↑alignment …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conjunction (astronomy and astrology) — Conjunction of Mercury and Venus, align above the Moon, at the Paranal Observatory. Conjunction is a term used in positional astronomy and astrology. It means that, as seen from some place (usually the Earth), two celestial bodies appear near one …   Wikipedia

  • Superior — Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior figure — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior letter — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior planets — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conjunction — Con*junc tion, n. [L. conjunctio: cf. F. conjunction. See {Conjoin}.] 1. The act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league. [1913 Webster] He will unite the white rose and the red: Smille… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conjunction — conjunctional, adj. conjunctionally, adv. /keuhn jungk sheuhn/, n. 1. Gram. a. any member of a small class of words distinguished in many languages by their function as connectors between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences, as and, because,… …   Universalium

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