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superiormore about superior


  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Superior  \Su*pe"ri*or\,  a.  [L.,  compar.  of  superus  being  above, 
  fr  super  above,  over:  cf  F.  sup['e]rieur.  See  {Super-},  and 
  cf  {Supreme}.] 
  1.  More  elevated  in  place  or  position;  higher;  upper;  as  the 
  superior  limb  of  the  sun;  the  superior  part  of  an  image. 
  2.  Higher  in  rank  or  office;  more  exalted  in  dignity;  as  a 
  superior  officer;  a  superior  degree  of  nobility. 
  3.  Higher  or  greater  in  excellence;  surpassing  others  in  the 
  greatness,  or  value  of  any  quality;  greater  in  quality  or 
  degree;  as  a  man  of  superior  merit;  or  of  superior 
  4.  Beyond  the  power  or  influence  of  too  great  or  firm  to  be 
  subdued  or  affected  by  --  with  to 
  There  is  not  in  earth  a  spectacle  more  worthy  than  a 
  great  man  superior  to  his  sufferings.  --Spectator. 
  5.  More  comprehensive;  as  a  term  in  classification;  as  a 
  genus  is  superior  to  a  species. 
  6.  (Bot.) 
  a  Above  the  ovary;  --  said  of  parts  of  the  flower  which 
  although  normally  below  the  ovary,  adhere  to  it  and 
  so  appear  to  originate  from  its  upper  part  also  of  an 
  ovary  when  the  other  floral  organs  are  plainly  below 
  it  in  position,  and  free  from  it 
  b  Belonging  to  the  part  of  an  axillary  flower  which  is 
  toward  the  main  stem;  posterior. 
  c  Pointing  toward  the  apex  of  the  fruit;  ascending;  -- 
  said  of  the  radicle. 
  {Superior  conjunction},  {Superior  planets},  etc  See 
  {Conjunction},  {Planet},  etc 
  {Superior  figure},  {Superior  letter}  (Print.),  a  figure  or 
  letter  printed  above  the  line  as  a  reference  to  a  note  or 
  an  index  of  a  power,  etc  as  in  x^{2}  +  y^{n},  2  is  a 
  superior  figure,  n  a  superior  letter.  Cf  {Inferior 
  figure},  under  {Inferior}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Superior  \Su*pe"ri*or\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  is  above,  or  surpasses,  another  in  rank,  station, 
  office,  age,  ability,  or  merit;  one  who  surpasses  in  what 
  is  desirable;  as  Addison  has  no  superior  as  a  writer  of 
  pure  English. 
  2.  (Eccl.)  The  head  of  a  monastery,  convent,  abbey,  or  the 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  high  or  superior  quality  or  performance;  "superior  wisdom 
  derived  from  experience";  "superior  math  students" 
  [ant:  {inferior}] 
  2:  of  or  characteristic  of  high  rank  or  importance;  "a  superior 
  officer"  [ant:  {inferior}] 
  3:  (sometimes  followed  by  `to')  not  subject  to  or  influenced 
  by  "overcome  by  a  superior  opponent";  "trust  magnates  who 
  felt  themselves  superior  to  law" 
  4:  (printing)  written  or  printed  above  and  to  one  side  of 
  another  character  [syn:  {superscript}]  [ant:  {subscript}, 
  5:  (astronomy)  having  an  orbit  farther  from  the  sun  than  the 
  Earth's  orbit;  "Mars  and  Jupiter  are  the  closest  in  of  the 
  superior  planets"  [ant:  {inferior}] 
  6:  having  a  higher  rank;  "superior  officer"  [syn:  {ranking(a)}, 
  7:  (often  followed  by  `to')  above  being  affected  or  influenced 
  by  "he  is  superior  to  fear";  "an  ignited  firework 
  proceeds  superior  to  circumstances  until  its  blazing 
  vitality  fades"  [syn:  {superior(p)}] 
  n  1:  one  of  greater  rank  or  station  or  quality  [syn:  {higher-up}, 
  {superordinate}]  [ant:  {inferior}] 
  2:  the  head  of  a  religious  community 
  3:  a  combatant  who  is  able  to  defeat  rivals  [syn:  {victor},  {master}] 
  4:  a  character  or  symbol  set  or  printed  or  written  above  and 
  immediately  to  one  side  of  another  character  [syn:  {superscript}] 
  [ant:  {subscript}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Superior,  AZ  (town,  FIPS  71300) 
  Location:  33.28585  N,  111.10948  W 
  Population  (1990):  3468  (1730  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  85273 
  Superior,  CO  (town,  FIPS  75640) 
  Location:  39.92920  N,  105.15493  W 
  Population  (1990):  255  (113  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.3  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Superior,  IA  (city,  FIPS  76440) 
  Location:  43.43267  N,  94.94708  W 
  Population  (1990):  128  (62  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  51363 
  Superior,  MT  (town,  FIPS  72625) 
  Location:  47.19436  N,  114.89423  W 
  Population  (1990):  881  (386  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.8  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  59872 
  Superior,  NE  (city,  FIPS  47815) 
  Location:  40.02239  N,  98.06775  W 
  Population  (1990):  2397  (1190  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68978 
  Superior,  WI  (city,  FIPS  78650) 
  Location:  46.69687  N,  92.05960  W 
  Population  (1990):  27134  (11684  housing  units) 
  Area:  95.7  sq  km  (land),  47.9  sq  km  (water) 
  Superior,  WI  (village,  FIPS  78660) 
  Location:  46.65366  N,  92.10550  W 
  Population  (1990):  481  (195  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  54880 
  Superior,  WY  (town,  FIPS  74775) 
  Location:  41.76064  N,  108.96358  W 
  Population  (1990):  273  (164  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 

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