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Definitions of inferior

  1. a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. one of lesser rank or station or quality Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One who ranks below another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. One lower in rank or station: one younger than another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Inferiority. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. One who is lower in rank, age, or merit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. One who is inferior; a subordinate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. One who is younger, or of a lower rank. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. One who is in a lower station or rank than another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. of or characteristic of low rank or importance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (astronomy) having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit; "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit; "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. written or printed below and to one side of another character Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. lower than a given reference point; "inferior alveolar artery" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Lower in place, rank, or quality; secondary; between the earth and the sun; as, inferior planets. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Lower in any respect: subordinate: secondary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Lower in any respect; less. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Lower in place, station, age, rank, &c.; subordinate; secondary; below; within the earth's orbit; under the ovary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Lower, as in station, rank, age, condition, excellence, or value; of second-rate quality; not the best; subordinate; in bot., applied to the ovary when it seems to be situated below the calyx, and to the part of a flower farthest from the axis. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. The lower placed of two, the farther down the axis; growing or arising below another organ. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for inferior

  1. The quality and art of their product was in no wise inferior to the European and the sale of foreign made types ceased shortly after they established their business. – Scotland's Mark on America by George Fraser Black
  2. It makes of girls an inferior sort of boys, and of boys an inferior sort of girls. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
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