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superior conjunction

noun, Astronomy
1.
the alignment of an inferior planet and the sun in which the planet is at the far side of the sun from the earth.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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superior con junction in Science
superior conjunction
  (s-pîr'ē-ər)   
See under conjunction.
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