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1. Of lower quality. (

2. Of lower rank. (

3. Located below. (

4. In botany, inside the flower stalk below the petals. Said of an ovary. (

5. Of an ovary, at least partly below the level of attachment of the other floral parts. (

Word origin: From Latin inferior “lower, further down” (also used figuratively), comparative of inferus (adj.) “that is below or beneath,” from infra “below”

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