Definitions for inferiorly
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•fe•ri•orɪnˈfɪər i ər(adj.)
low or lower in station, rank, degree, or grade (often fol. by to).
low or lower in place or position; closer to the bottom or base.
of comparatively low grade; poor in quality; substandard.
Bot. situated below some other organ. (of a calyx) inserted below the ovary. (of an ovary) having a superior calyx.
Anat. (of an organ or part) lower in place or position; situated beneath another. being toward the feet.
Ref: Compare superior (def. 9). 1 9
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.
written or printed low on a line of text, as the “2” in H2O; subscript.
Ref: Compare superior (def. 11). 1 10
(n.)a person inferior to another or others, as in rank or merit.
Ref: subscript. 3
Origin of inferior:
1400–50; late ME < L, der. of infer(us) lower
In an inferior manner.
In an inferior direction.
in an inferior manner, or on the inferior part
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