inferior conjunction

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inferior conjunction

n.
The position of an inferior planet (Mercury or Venus) when it lies on a direct line between Earth and the sun and on the same side of the sun as Earth.
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Noun1.inferior conjunction - (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the same side of the sun
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
alignment, conjunction - (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac