1.Lower in place, rank, value, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.
A thousand inferior and particular propositions.
- I. Watts.
The body, or, as some love to call it, our inferior nature.
- Burke.
2.Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.
3.(Astron.) Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.
4.(Bot.) Situated below some other organ; - said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx.
5.(Min.) Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.
Inferior court
(Law) a court subject to the jurisdiction of another court known as the superior court, or higher court.
Inferior letter
(Print.) a small letter or figure standing at the bottom of the line (opposed to superior letter or figure), as in A2, Bn, 2 and n are inferior characters.
Inferior tide
the tide corresponding to the moon's transit of the meridian, when below the horizon.
n.1.A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.
Noun1.inferior - one of lesser rank or station or quality
higher-up, superior, superordinate - one of greater rank or station or quality
2.inferior - a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
Synonyms: subscript
Adj.1.inferior - of or characteristic of low rank or importance
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior officer"
2.inferior - of low or inferior quality
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
3.inferior - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
4.inferior - written or printed below and to one side of another character
Synonyms: subscript
5.inferior - having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit; "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets"
superior - having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
6.inferior - lower than a given reference point; "inferior alveolar artery"
7.inferior - falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"

INFERIOR. One who in relation to another has less power and is below him; one who is bound to obey another. He who makes the law is the superior; he who is bound to obey it, the inferior. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 8.

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