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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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English - Alternative Forms

* superiour (obsolete)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Old French _superior_, from Latin _superior_ (“higher, being more above”), from _superus_ (“being above”), from _super_ (“above, over”).

From Old French superior, from Latin superior (higher, being more above), from superus (being above), from super (above, over).

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* (US) IPA(key): /suːˈpɪriɚ/ * Rhymes: -ɪəriə(r)

  • (US) IPA(key): /suːˈpɪriɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪəriə(r)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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SUPERIOR (_comparative_ MORE SUPERIOR, _superlative_ MOST SUPERIOR) * Higher in quality. _Rebecca had always thought shorts were far SUPERIOR to pants, as they didn't constantly make her legs itch._ * Higher in rank. * More comprehensive, as a term in classification. _A genus is SUPERIOR to a species._ * Located above. _the SUPERIOR jaw; the SUPERIOR part of an image_ * (botany) Above the ovary; said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it. * (botany) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior. * (botany) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; said of the radicle. * (typography) Printed in superscript. _a SUPERIOR figure or letter_ * Greater or better than average; extraordinary. * Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; with _to_. * _Spectator_ There is not in earth a spectacle more worthy than a great man SUPERIOR to his sufferings. USAGE NOTES * _Superior_ and _inferior_ are generally followed by _to_; _than_ is sometimes used mistakenly. ANTONYMS * inferior COORDINATE TERMS * (_dentistry location adjectives_) anterior,‎ apical,‎ axial,‎ buccal,‎ cervical,‎ coronal,‎ distal,‎ distobuccal,‎ distofacial,‎ distoincisal,‎ distolingual,‎ facial,‎ gingival,‎ incisal,‎ inferior,‎ labial,‎ lingual,‎ mandibular,‎ maxillary,‎ mesial,‎ mesiobuccal,‎ mesiodistal,‎ mesiofacial,‎ mesioincisal,‎ mesiolingual,‎ occlusal,‎ palatal,‎ posterior,‎ proximal,‎ superior,‎ vestibular (Category: en:Dentistry) [edit] DERIVED TERMS * superiorness RELATED TERMS * superiority TRANSLATIONS

superior (comparative more superior, superlative most superior)

  1. Higher in quality.
    Rebecca had always thought shorts were far superior to pants, as they didn't constantly make her legs itch.
  2. Higher in rank.
  3. More comprehensive, as a term in classification.
    A genus is superior to a species.
  4. Located above.
    the superior jaw; the superior part of an image
    1. (botany) Above the ovary; said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
    2. (botany) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
    3. (botany) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; said of the radicle.
    4. (typography) Printed in superscript.
      a superior figure or letter
  5. Greater or better than average; extraordinary.
  6. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; with to.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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SUPERIOR (_plural_ SUPERIORS) * A person of higher rank or quality. * The senior person in a monastic community. RELATED TERMS * father superior * mother superior TRANSLATIONS

superior (plural superiors)

  1. A person of higher rank or quality.
  2. The senior person in a monastic community.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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* superior in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * superior in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * superior at _OneLook Dictionary Search_

Que a categoria em LATIN - ADJECTIVE
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Latin - Adjective

SUPERIOR (_comparative of_ SUPERUS) * higher * superior INFLECTION Third declension, comparative variant. DESCENDANTS * English: superior * French: supérieur * Italian: superiore * Portuguese: superior * Romanian: superior * Spanish: superior

superior (comparative of superus)

  1. higher
  2. superior

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Third declension, comparative variant.

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Que a categoria em PORTUGUESE - ETYMOLOGY
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Portuguese - Etymology

From Latin _superior_.

From Latin superior.

Que a categoria em PORTUGUESE - PRONUNCIATION
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Portuguese - Pronunciation

* (Portugal) IPA(key): /su.pɨˈɾjoɾ/ * Hyphenation: su‧pe‧ri‧or

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /su.pɨˈɾjoɾ/
  • Hyphenation: su‧pe‧ri‧or

Que a categoria em PORTUGUESE - ADJECTIVE
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Portuguese - Adjective

SUPERIOR

superior

Que a categoria em PORTUGUESE - NOUN
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Portuguese - Noun

SUPERIOR m (_plural_ SUPERIORES, _feminine_ SUPERIORA, _feminine plural_ SUPERIORAS) * boss * head of a monastery

superior m (plural superiores, feminine superiora, feminine plural superioras)

  1. boss
  2. head of a monastery

Que a categoria em ROMANIAN - ADJECTIVE
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Romanian - Adjective

SUPERIOR * superior ANTONYMS * inferior

superior

  1. superior

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Que a categoria em SPANISH - ADJECTIVE
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Spanish - Adjective

SUPERIOR

superior

Que a categoria em SPANISH - NOUN
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Spanish - Noun

SUPERIOR

superior


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