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Definition of the adjective inferior

What does inferior mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more inferior / most inferior

  1. of or characteristic of low rank or importance
  2. of low or inferior quality
  3. written or printed below and to one side of another character
  4. having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit
  5. lower than a given reference point
  6. falling short of some prescribed norm

Alternative definition of the adjective inferior


  1. of lower quality
  2. of lower rank
  3. located below
  4. In botany, inside the flower stalk below the petals. Said of an ovary.

Definition of the noun inferior

What does inferior mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: inferiors

  1. one of lesser rank or station or quality
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • antonym: superior
    • more generic word: follower = a person who accepts the leadership of another
  2. a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character

Alternative definition of the noun inferior


  1. a person of lower stature to another

Specialised definition of the noun inferior

Glossary of sports

used for describing a body part that is situated in the lower half of the body (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


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Phrases with Inferior

Phrases starting with the word Inferior:

  1. inferior court
  2. inferior planet
  3. inferior rectus
  4. Inferior Oblique
  5. inferior vena cava

Phrases ending with the word Inferior:

  1. Limit Inferior
  2. Musca Inferior
  3. Rubus inferior
  4. Helina Inferior
  5. Nyodes Inferior
  6. rectus inferior
  7. Armenia Inferior
  8. Lecidea Inferior
  9. Lupinus Inferior
  10. Ormenis Inferior
  11. Rubus X inferior
  12. Bleptina Inferior
  13. Cloeodes Inferior
  14. Goerodes inferior
  15. Anormenis Inferior

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Inferior

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Google previewThe Five Senses and Beyond: The Encyclopedia of Perception (2016)

The Encyclopedia of Perception by Jennifer L. Hellier

INFERIOR COLLICULUS The inferior colliculus, Latin for “little hills,” is a midbrain nucleus or a complex cluster of neurons consisting of two small rounded elevations situated on the back aspect of the midbrain, just below the superior ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2001)

by Philip Winn

The PARIETAL LOBE in PRIMATES is conventionally divided into two parts on the dorsolateral surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES, the INFERIOR and SUPERIOR PARIETAL LOBULES (IPL and SPL), separated by the ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

Maxilla inferior. - - Q/a temp. pariet, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

The inferior head opens the mouth by protruding the IIlandible. The superior head closes the mouth by elevating the mandible, Elevates the mandible [ denches the teeth) and oln pronude move the mandible from side tn side in combination ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences (1844)

by Richard Dennis Hoblyn

Inferior Thyroid Wein, opening into the Vena Cava, between the two Sub-clavians . 4. Wena Azygos, which receives the { (- | the 8. Facial Wein, called angular, near the eye, receiving Y 1. Right bronchial. 2. Intercostal veins. 3. Semi-azygos. s1.

Google previewDictionary of Human Neuroanatomy (2012)

by Martin C. Hirsch

Inferior sagittal sinus Vessels 3 TA Latin: Sinus sagittalis inf. TA English: Inferior sagittal sinus The inferior sagittal sinus runs in the free margin of the falx cerebri, thus on the roofofthe corpus callosum. It collects the venous blood of the falx ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary (1995)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc, Roger W. Pease, Jr.

inferior. •. inferior. radioulnar. joint. inferior ramus • infraglenoid tubercle 335 internal carotid artery •...

compare SUPERIOR 2 inferior alveolar artery n : a branch of the maxillary artery that is distributed to the mucous membrane of the mouth ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1915)

Auricular, inferior. Sensation and motion. Motion. Sensation. The auricular branch of the pneumugas- tric. Hearing and equilibration. Sensation. Sensation. Sensation. Origin. Pneumogastric. Fasciculus teres. Dental. Distribution. Branches.

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Quotes about Inferior

I am inferior to anyone
Whom I have deceived.
I am inferior to anyone
Whom I have exploited.
I am inferior to anyone
Whom I have trodden on.
Must I bask at my glory?
05.08.2008 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of I1N1F4E1R1I1O1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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