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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•fe•ri•orɪnˈfɪər i ər(adj.)

  1. low or lower in station, rank, degree, or grade (often fol. by to).

  2. low or lower in place or position; closer to the bottom or base.

  3. of comparatively low grade; poor in quality; substandard.

  4. Bot. situated below some other organ. (of a calyx) inserted below the ovary. (of an ovary) having a superior calyx.

    Category: Botany

  5. Anat. (of an organ or part) lower in place or position; situated beneath another. being toward the feet.

    Category: Anatomy

    Ref: Compare superior (def. 9). 1 9

  6. Astron. (of a planet) having an orbit within that of the earth, as Mercury and Venus. (of a conjunction of an inferior planet) taking place between the sun and the earth.

    Category: Astronomy

  7. written or printed low on a line of text, as the “2” in H2O; subscript.

    Category: Printing

    Ref: Compare superior (def. 11). 1 10

  8. (n.)a person inferior to another or others, as in rank or merit.

  9. Category: Printing

    Ref: subscript. 3

Origin of inferior:

1400–50; late ME < L, der. of infer(us) lower



  1. inferiorly(Adverb)

    In an inferior manner.

  2. inferiorly(Adverb)

    In an inferior direction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inferiorly(adverb)

    in an inferior manner, or on the inferior part


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