inferior conjunction

[ in-feer-ee-er kuhn-juhngk-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈfɪər i ər kənˈdʒʌŋk ʃən /

noun Astronomy.

the alignment of an inferior planet between the sun and the earth.

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Origin of inferior conjunction

First recorded in 1825–35
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Scientific definitions for inferior conjunction

inferior conjunction
[ ĭn-fîrē-ər ]

See under conjunction.
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