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1lower in rank, status, or quality:schooling in inner-city areas was inferior to that in the rest of the country of low standard or quality:inferior goods Law (of a court or tribunal) able to have its decisions overturned by a higher court. Economics denoting goods or services that are in greater demand during a recession than in a boom, e.g., secondhand clothes.
chiefly Anatomy low or lower in position:ulcers located in the inferior and posterior wall of the duodenum
(of a letter, figure, or symbol) written or printed below the line. Botany (of the ovary of a flower) situated below the sepals and enclosed in the receptacle.
1a person lower than another in rank, status, or ability:her social and intellectual inferiors 2 Printing an inferior letter, figure, or symbol.