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superior

  

      adj  
1    greater in quality, quantity, etc.  
2    of high or extraordinary worth, merit, etc.  
3    higher in rank or status  
a superior tribunal     
4    displaying a conscious sense of being above or better than others; supercilious  
5    often postpositive; foll by: to   not susceptible (to) or influenced (by)  
6    placed higher up; situated further from the base  
7      (Astronomy)  
a    (of a planet) having an orbit further from the sun than the orbit of the earth  
b    (of a conjunction) occurring when the sun lies between the earth and an inferior planet  
8    (of a plant ovary) situated above the calyx and other floral parts  
9      (Anatomy)   (of one part in relation to another) situated above or higher  
10      (Printing)   (of a character) written or printed above the line; superscript  
      n  
11    a person or thing of greater rank or quality  
12      (Printing)   a character set in a superior position  
13    often cap   the head of a community in a religious order  
     (C14: from Latin, from superus placed above, from super above)  
  superioress      fem n  
  superiority      n  
  superiorly      adv  
Superior should not be used with than: he is a better (not a superior) poet than his brother; his poetry is superior to (not superior than) his brother's  


mother superior  
      n   pl   , mother superiors, mothers superior   the head of a community of nuns  
Superior  
      n   Lake. a lake in the N central U.S. and S Canada: one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and westernmost of the Great Lakes. Area: 82362 sq. km (31800 sq. miles)  
superior court  
      n  
1    (in England) a higher court not subject to control by any other court except by way of appeal  
   See also       Supreme Court of Judicature  
2      (U.S.)   (in several states) a court of general jurisdiction ranking above the inferior courts and below courts of last resort  
superior planet  
      n   any of the six planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) whose orbit lies outside that of the earth  
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n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!

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