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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.
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.
The fracture started superiorly in the subcapital region and extended vertically down to exit in the lesser trochanteric region involving the calcar.
Despite the observed benefit in superiorly injected SCA, factors influencing safety should be considered when deciding the injection site.
There has been speculation that developers may submit proposals for projects that heavily favor residential development, since a partnership between the developers Vornado and the Related Companies is proposing to build millions of square feet of gleaming new office towers east of the rail yards, on what is considered superiorly located commercial parcels surrounding Penn Station.
The anterior rectovaginal plane is developed superiorly to allow passage of the graft up from the perineal field.
E and F: The mucocele is removed with a microdebrider from inferiorly to its attachment superiorly.
The cautery is then removed and reinserted medially and superiorly a distance of 1 to 2 cm from the initial site.
GER is a common condition in which gastric contents reflux in a retrograde manner superiorly through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) into the esophagus and possibly the oropharynx.
"We are very happy that the new silicone gel shaped implants offers another choice for patients who do not who want less volume superiorly (at the top of the breast) and who want more of a natural shape", states Dr.
“I believe we have been successful because we are committed to exceeding our customer's expectations with superiorly engineered and elegantly designed aluminum structures and by offering outstanding customer service through efficient communications and operations at all levels.”