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Meaning of "superior conjunction" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION

superior conjunction  [suːˈpɪərɪə kənˈdʒʌŋkʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Superior conjunction is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

superior conjunction

Conjunction (astronomy)

A conjunction occurs when two astronomical objects have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptical longitude, normally when observed from the Earth. In the case of two objects that always appear close to the ecliptic – such as two planets, or the Moon and a planet, or the Sun and a planet – this implies an apparent close approach between the objects as seen on the sky. In contrast, the term appulse is defined as the minimum apparent separation on the sky of two astronomical bodies. Conjunctions therefore involve two Solar System bodies, or one Solar System body and one more distant object such as a star. A conjunction is an apparent phenomenon caused by perspective only: there is no close physical approach in space between the two objects involved. Conjunctions between two bright objects close to the ecliptic, such as two bright planets, can be easily seen with the naked eye and can attract some public interest. The astronomical symbol of conjunction is ☌ and handwritten:. However, this symbol is never used in modern astronomy and is of historical interest only.

Definition of superior conjunction in the English dictionary

The definition of superior conjunction in the dictionary is the position of a planet when the sun lies between the earth and the planet.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION


abjunction
æbˈdʒʌŋkʃən
adjunction
əˈdʒʌŋkʃən
cofunction
ˌkəʊˈfʌŋkʃən
compunction
kəmˈpʌŋkʃən
conjunction
kənˈdʒʌŋkʃən
disfunction
dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən
disjunction
dɪsˈdʒʌŋkʃən
dysfunction
dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən
eigenfunction
ˈaɪɡənˌfʌŋkʃən
expunction
ɪkˈspʌŋkʃən
function
ˈfʌŋkʃən
hyperfunction
ˌhaɪpəˈfʌŋkʃən
injunction
ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃən
inunction
ɪnˈʌŋkʃən
junction
ˈdʒʌŋkʃən
malfunction
mælˈfʌŋkʃən
multifunction
ˈmʌltɪˌfʌŋkʃən
subjunction
sʌbˈdʒʌŋkʃən
thermojunction
ˌθɜːməʊˈdʒʌŋkʃən
unction
ˈʌŋkʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION

superinduce
superinducement
superinduction
superinfect
superinfection
superinsulated
superintend
superintendence
superintendencies
superintendency
superintendent
superintensity
superior
superior court
superior planet
superioress
superiority
superiority complex
superiorly
superiorship

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION

accreditation
action
attraction
auction
collection
connection
construction
correction
course of action
detection
direction
election
fiction
introduction
production
protection
reaction
satisfaction
section
selection
transaction

Synonyms and antonyms of superior conjunction in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «superior conjunction» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION

Find out the translation of superior conjunction to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of superior conjunction from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «superior conjunction» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

优联
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

conjunción superior
570 millions of speakers

English

superior conjunction
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेहतर संयोजन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بالتزامن متفوقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

верхнем соединении
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

conjunção superior
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উচ্চতর সমন্বয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conjonction supérieure
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Konjungsi yang unggul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

obere Konjunktion
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

外合
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우수한 함께
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unggul konjungsi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kết hợp cao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயர்ந்த ஒற்றுமை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वरिष्ठ संयोग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Üstün bağlantı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

congiunzione superiore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przełożonego koniunkcja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

верхньому з´єднанні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

conjuncție superioară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανώτερη συνδυασμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beter samewerking
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

överlägsen jämförd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

overlegen forbindelse
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about superior conjunction

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION»

Discover the use of superior conjunction in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to superior conjunction and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Astronomy For Dummies
And when the inferior planet is at the same longitude as the Sun but is beyond the Sun as seen from Earth, the planet is at superior conjunction. If you can explain all that to your friends, you'll truly feel superior! Feel free to do the explaining “in ...
Stephen P. Maran, 2012
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Venus and Mercury, and How to Observe Them
At superior conjunction Venus is furthest from the Earth, on the far side of its orbit and some 525 million kilometres distant. It appears as a fully illuminated disk some 9.7 arcseconds in diameter, but it is far too close to the Sun's glare for ...
Peter Grego, 2007
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Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics
The additional "time delay" dt produced by the second term in Equation (7.31) is a maximum when the planet is on the far side of the Sun from the Earth (superior conjunction), i.e., when x® • n ~ re, Xp•n^-rp, J ~ solar radius (7.32) then ^ = 2(1 ...
Clifford M. Will, 1993
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The Planet Observer's Handbook
Table 6.1 shows the visibility sequence of Venus after superior conjunction. Table 6.1. Visibility and movements of Venus. Days after superior conjunction Phase Observing Venus Venus is much easier to locate with the naked eye than  ...
Fred W. Price, 2000
5
How to Practice Mayan Astrology: The Tzolkin Calendar and ...
The superior conjunction occurs when Venus is farthest from Earth with the sun positioned between Venus and Earth. At the superior conjunction, Venus and the sun advance in the zodiac at nearly the same speed. At this conjunction, it takes ...
Bruce Scofield, Barry C. Orr, 2006
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Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World
Specific points of Venus's orbit are known as inferior conjunction and superior conjunction. Modern astronomers have labeled the position of Venus as it travels directly in front of the Sun inferior conjunction. At this point Venus typically is ...
Lynn V. Foster, 2005
7
Unfolding Our Universe
V-| inferior conjunction \/2 greatest elongation west V3 superior conjunction \/4 greatest elongation east MI opposition IV>2 superior conjunction Planetary configurations. An inferior planet, such as Venus, passes between the Earth and the ...
Iain Nicolson, 1999
8
Southern California Starwatch
It takes 220 days to go from greatest western elongation to superior conjunction behind the sun, where it's out of our view and at its maximum distance. After superior conjunction, Venus continues eastward for another 220 days, until it reaches ...
Mike Lynch
9
Institutes of Natural Philosophy: Theoretical and Practical
This is sufficiently manifest from the spherical form of the planets, and the rectilinear motion of light. SOHOL. Venus and Mercury, in passing from the inferior to the superior conjunction, are observed to have all the phases of the moon from new ...
William Enfield, Samuel Webber, 1820
10
Iowa StarWatch
It takes 220 days to go from greatest western elongation to superior conjunction behind the sun, where it's out of our view and at its maximum distance. After superior conjunction, Venus continues eastward for another 220 days, until it reaches ...
Mike Lynch

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term superior conjunction is used in the context of the following news items.
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A Very Close Encounter Between Jupiter and Venus on June 30
Jupiter is headed for superior conjunction, when it's on the other side of the Sun from us. All these motions combined means Venus and Jupiter are approaching ... «Slate Magazine, Jun 15»
2
Mecury retrograde
Mercury was at the point of "superior conjunction" with the Sun on April 10, 2015 in the region of Pisces. It will be at the "inferior conjunction" point on May 30, ... «Interlochen, May 15»
3
First visible light detected directly from an exoplanet
The researchers carefully selected windows during which the exoplanet could be observed close to "superior conjunction" – when the day side of the planet ... «physicsworld.com, Apr 15»
4
Planet Venus to Dazzle Stargazers in 2015 Night Sky
Venus passed superior conjunction (appearing to go behind the sun as seen from Earth) back on Oct. 25. Since then, it has been mired deep in the brilliant glare ... «Space.com, Jan 15»
5
How to See the Brightest Planets in December's Night Sky
8: Mercury passes superior conjunction today, when the planet is on the opposite side of the sun from Earth. As this event coincides with the date of Mercury's ... «Space.com, Dec 14»
6
The Brightest Planets in November's Night Sky: How to See Them
[See images of the best night sky events of November]. Venus: Venus was in superior conjunction — on the opposite side of the sun from Earth — on October 25. «Space.com, Nov 14»
7
Mercury Pierces the Zodiacal Light at Dawn this Weekend
But don't despair, as you can always watch all of the planetary conjunction ... 15th, as the planet races towards superior conjunction on the far side of the Sun on ... «Universe Today, Oct 14»
8
Brightest Planets to See in October's Night Sky
Venus does just the opposite, transitioning from the morning sky to the evening sky as it arrives at superior conjunction (when the planet is on the far side of the ... «Space.com, Oct 14»
9
Jupiter & Venus Will Meet Up in the Morning Sky Monday
The planet has been there since January, but lately, Venus has started sinking towards the rising sun, on its way to a superior conjunction on October 25. «Space.com, Aug 14»
10
Watch Venus as it Wanders Through the Dawn in 2014
In April, one of the closest planetary conjunctions occurs of 2014 on the 12th ... From there on out, Venus heads toward superior conjunction on the far side of the ... «Universe Today, Feb 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Superior conjunction [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/superior-conjunction>. Oct 2021 ».
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