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inferior conjunction

noun, Astronomy
1.
the alignment of an inferior planet between the sun and the earth.
Origin of inferior conjunction
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • Thus, let Mercury come into inferior conjunction with the earth at C, Fig. 51.

    Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted
  • Its apparent diameter varies between 4½″ in superior conjunction to 13″ in inferior conjunction.

    The Story of the Solar System George F. Chambers
  • Its apparent diameter varies between 9½″ in superior conjunction, and 62″ in inferior conjunction.

    The Story of the Solar System George F. Chambers
inferior conjunction in Science
inferior conjunction
  (ĭn-fîr'ē-ər)   
See under conjunction.
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