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su·pe·ri·or

 (so͝o-pîr′ē-ər)
adj.
1. Higher than another in rank, station, or authority: a superior officer.
2. Of a higher nature or kind.
3. Of great value or excellence; extraordinary.
4. Greater in number or amount than another: an army defeated by superior numbers of enemy troops.
5. Presuming to be or suggesting that one is morally or socially better than others; disdainful or supercilious.
6. Above being affected or influenced; indifferent or immune: "Trust magnates were superior to law" (Gustavus Myers).
7. Located higher than another; upper.
8. Botany Inserted or situated above the perianth. Used of an ovary.
9. Printing Set above the main line of type.
10. Logic Of wider or more comprehensive application; generic. Used of a term or proposition.
n.
1. One that surpasses another in rank or quality.
2. Ecclesiastical The head of a religious community, such as a monastery, abbey, or convent.
3. Printing A superior character, as the number 2 in x2.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, comparative of superus, upper, from super, over; see uper in Indo-European roots.]

su·pe′ri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē, -ŏr′-) n.
su·pe′ri·or·ly adv.
References in classic literature ?
When the whaleboat was alongside, he descended into it first, superiorly, then invited Nau-hau to accompany him.
Each of the speakers expresses himself imperfectly; no one of them hears much that another says, such is the preoccupation of mind of each; and the audience, who have only to hear and not to speak, judge very wisely and superiorly how wrongheaded and unskilful is each of the debaters to his own affair.
Presenting the battle from a broader historical perspective than usual, DAEAngelo, a retired physician, writer, and founder of the International Midway Memorial Foundation, describes the Battle of Midway during World War II in the Pacific in 1942, in which the larger but poorly positioned Japanese Navy was defeated by a smaller but tactically superiorly positioned US fleet.
On the other hand, the imposition of ML has unintentionally given bloated international recognition to the ability of the Mautes and the Islamic-State-connected group of Isnilon Hapilon to engage and, for a while, stymie our far more numerous, superiorly armed, and better trained military for more than three months now.
The complete course of second branchial fistula begins near the anterior border of the SCM, tracks superiorly and laterally to the common carotid artery, passes medially between the external and internal carotid arteries, moves lateral and superior to the glossopharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves, and penetrates the middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle to open into the tonsillar fossa.
A sequestrated cyst slightly away from the main lesion was seen measuring (13 x 16mm) in size, involving left longissimus capitus muscle inferiorly and close to the left parotid gland superiorly.
Flaps with pedicles based superiorly were described by Malgaigne and Sedillot (1889), Ferris smith (1942) and Paleta (1954).
The images from this study showed a large anterior sacral meningocele displacing the bladder anteriorly, superiorly, and towards the right side of the pelvis.
This vascularity allows it to be either superiorly or inferiorly based.
Gray obtained a better definition of the neck and jaw line because the muscles are pulled superiorly reversing the effects of gravity.
She said the burger tasted superiorly homemade as it was thickly packed with mince and smothered in cheese.
Mass was extending superiorly up to the parotid and inferiorly upto level II of neck having approximately 7.