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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 of superior conjunction
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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superior-conjunction in Science
superior conjunction
See under conjunction.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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