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su•pe•ri•or



Pronunciation: (su-pēr'ē-ur, soo-), [key]
adj.
1. higher in station, rank, degree, importance, etc.: a superior officer.
2. above the average in excellence, merit, intelligence, etc.: superior math students.
3. of higher grade or quality: superior merchandise.
4. greater in quantity or amount: superior numbers.
5. showing a consciousness or feeling of being better than or above others: superior airs.
6. not yielding or susceptible (usually fol. by to): to be superior to temptation.
7. higher in place or position: We moved our camp to superior ground.
8. Bot.
a. situated above some other organ.
b. (of a calyx) seeming to originate from the top of the ovary.
c. (of an ovary) free from the calyx.
9. Anat.(of an organ or part)
a. higher in place or position; situated above another.
b. toward the head. Cf. inferior (def. 7).
10. Print.written or printed high on a line of text, as the “2” in a2b; superscript. Cf. inferior (def. 9).

n.
1. one superior to another.
2. Also called superscript. Print.a superior letter, number, or symbol. Cf. inferior (def. 11).
3. Eccles.the head of a monastery, convent, or the like.

Su•pe•ri•or



Pronunciation: (su-pēr'ē-ur, soo-), [key]
n.
1. Lake, a lake in the N central United States and S Canada: the northernmost of the Great Lakes; the largest body of fresh water in the world. 350 mi. (564 km) long; 31,820 sq. mi. (82,415 sq. km); greatest depth, 1290 ft. (393 m); 602 ft. (183 m) above sea level.
2. a port in NW Wisconsin, on Lake Superior. 29,571.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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