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inferior conjunction

noun, Astronomy
1.
the alignment of an inferior planet between the sun and the earth.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • The inferior planets only can be in inferior conjunction.
inferior conjunction in Science
inferior conjunction
  (ĭn-fîr'ē-ər)   
See under conjunction.
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