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superior conjunction

noun Astronomy.
  1. 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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superior conjunction in Science

superior conjunction

[su-pîrē-ər]
  1. See under conjunction.
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