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Definition of superior noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 a person of higher rank, status, or position Among ballet dancers of the time, only Pavlova was her superior. He's my immediate superior (= the person directly above me). I'm going to complain to your superiors. opposite inferior
  2. 2used in titles for the head of a religious community Mother Superior
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