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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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|Noun||1.||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
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