Definition of Inferior conjunction
1. Noun. (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the same side of the sun.
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Literary usage of Inferior conjunction
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1. Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and by John Pinkerton, Samuel Vince, Benjamin Smith Barton (1804)
"44'from the snn,between rts inferior conjunction and its greatest elongation, -she then gives the greatest quantity -of'light to the earth ; and at that ..."
2. Popular Astronomy: A General Description of the Heavens by Camille Flammarion (1894)
"PHASES OF MERCURY BEFORE inferior conjunction: ' EVENING STAR ' of ... INFERIOR CONJUNCTION ..."
3. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1855)
"Observations of Venus near her inferior conjunction. By Lieut. Brodie. " I took much interest in closely watching Venus for some little time preceding its ..."