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inferior conjunction

noun, Astronomy
the alignment of an inferior planet between the sun and the earth.
Origin of inferior conjunction
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The inferior planets only can be in inferior conjunction.
inferior conjunction in Science
inferior conjunction
See under conjunction.
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