Superior planets


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Superior planets etc. See Conjunction Planet, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Superior planets those more distant from the sun than the earth
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., comp. of superus, high—super, above.


In literature:

The eight planets of the solar system are divided into four inferior and four superior.
"God and my Neighbour" by Robert Blatchford
The longest known of the superior planets, and the largest in the solar system; it is accompanied by four satellites.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
To begin with, it should be quite evident that we cannot ever have a transit of a superior planet.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
"Letters on Astronomy" by Denison Olmsted

In news:

API® introduces Superior Nutrition line of fish food, Good for the Fish, Good for the Planet.
Tadanobu Asano and Taylor Kitsch man the deck in "Battleship", an epic-scale action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force.
Chris Rooney, sales consultant at Planet Hyundai Centennial, 6200 Centennial Center Blvd, discovered the superiority of Hyundai while working at another dealership.

In science:

The earlier methods used four corrections for the superior planets and five for the inferior planets; Āryabhaṭa reduced the number of corrections for the inferior planets to three and improved the accuracy of the results for the superior planets.
Aryabhata's Mathematics