inferior conjunction

noun

Definition of inferior conjunction 

: a conjunction of an inferior planet with the sun in which the planet is aligned between the earth and the sun

First Known Use of inferior conjunction

1833, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about inferior conjunction

Share inferior conjunction

Statistics for inferior conjunction

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for inferior conjunction

The first known use of inferior conjunction was in 1833

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on inferior conjunction

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about inferior conjunction

Comments on inferior conjunction

What made you want to look up inferior conjunction? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a pattern of small flowers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!