◄ Inferior ►

1. (a.) Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.

2. (a.) Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.

3. (a.) Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.

4. (a.) Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian.

5. (a.) 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.

6. (a.) On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior.

7. (a.) Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.

8. (n.) A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.

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