superior conjunction


noun Astronomy.

the alignment of an inferior planet and the sun in which the planet is at the far side of the sun from the earth.

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Origin of superior conjunction

First recorded in 1825–35
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Scientific definitions for superior conjunction

superior conjunction
[ su-pîrē-ər ]

See under conjunction.
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