Definitions for superioritysəˌpɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-, sʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

su•pe•ri•or•i•tysəˌpɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-, sʊ-(n.)

  1. the quality or condition of being superior.

Origin of superiority:

1520–30; < ML superiōritās

Princeton's WordNet

  1. superiority, high quality(noun)

    the quality of being superior

  2. superiority, favorable position, favourable position(noun)

    the quality of being at a competitive advantage

  3. superiority(noun)

    displaying a sense of being better than others

    "he hated the white man's superiority and condescension"

  4. transcendence, transcendency, superiority(noun)

    the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. superiority(noun)əˌpɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-, sʊ-

    when sb thinks they are better than other people

    She hated her sister's superiority.

  2. superiorityəˌpɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-, sʊ-

    when sb or sth is better than sb or sth else

    intellectual superiority


  1. superiority(Noun)

    the state of being superior

    Many colleges want to achieve football superiority.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Superiority(noun)

    the quality, state, or condition of being superior; as, superiority of rank; superiority in merit


  1. Superiority

    "Superiority" is a science fiction short story by Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1951. It depicts an arms race, and shows how the side which is more technologically advanced can be defeated, despite its apparent superiority, because of its own organizational flaws and its willingness to discard old technology without having fully perfected the new. The story was at one point required reading for an industrial design course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Editors Contribution

  1. superiority

    an imperative command taken to be true

    "You SHOULD feel "abc" instead of "xyz!"

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