superior conjunction

superior conjunction

noun Astronomy.
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:
1825–35

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superior conjunction   (s-pîr'ē-ər)  Pronunciation Key 
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