meaning of inferior

1. Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc. ; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.
Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.
Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.
Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian.
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.
On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior.
Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.
A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc. , than another.
a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character

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