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superior meaning

EN[suːˈpɪriɚ]
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  • Superior may refer to: Superior (hierarchy): something which is higher in a hierarchical structure of any kind
  • NounPLsuperiorsPREsuper-SUF-ior
    1. A person of higher rank or quality.
      1. The senior person in a monastic community.
      2. Adjective
        1. Higher in quality.
          1. Rebecca had always thought shorts were far superior to pants, as they didn't constantly make her legs itch. ‎
        2. Higher in rank.
          1. There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
        3. More comprehensive, as a term in classification.
          1. A genus is superior to a species.
        4. Located above.
          1. the superior jaw; the superior part of an image
          2. a superior figure or letter
        5. Greater or better than average; extraordinary.
          1. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; with to.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • The first step in freezing out competitors is to create a superior product.
              • chaplain, tutor, toadeater, or some superior servant. — J. Wilson (1819).[2]
              • But now cuppings at independent cafes like Joe attract connoisseurs who wouldn’t be caught dead sipping an overroasted blend and regularly travel to another borough for superior beans.

          Meaning of superior for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "superior" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Uncomparable adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
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