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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n superiority the quality of being superior
    • n superiority displaying a sense of being better than others "he hated the white man's superiority and condescension"
    • n superiority the quality of being at a competitive advantage
    • n superiority the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a fresh water lake. It is located in Canadian Lake Superior
    • n Superiority The quality, state, or condition of being superior; as, superiority of rank; superiority in merit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Great Lakes are Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
    • n superiority The state or character of being superior, in any sense.
    • n superiority In Scots law, the right which the superior enjoys in the land held by the vassal. (See superior, 3.) The superiority of all the lands in the kingdom was originally in the sovereign. Synonyms Preference, etc. (see priority); predominancy, ascendancy, advantage, preponderance, excellence, nobility.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest body of fresh water in the world is Lake Superior.
    • Superiority quality or state of being superior: pre-eminence: advantage:
    • Superiority (Scots law) the right which the superior enjoys in the land held by the vassal
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  • Benedetto Croce
    Benedetto Croce
    “Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.”
  • Karl Von Knebel
    Karl Von Knebel
    “He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.”
  • William Butler Yeats
    “I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Don't feel superior just because you go to church, it doesn't make you a Christian.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “Superiority -- doing things a little better than anybody else can do them.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. supériorité, LL. superioritas,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., comp. of superus, high—super, above.


In literature:

Seeing their immense superiority in numbers, these advanced to the attack.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
At school his comrades gathered around him, recognizing his superiority and praising his drawings.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
He was undoubtedly a superior man technically.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke
Superior men are always transplanted men: people who do not travel have no perspective.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
Its accessories of scenery are certainly superior to those of Niagara in that they are much wilder.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
The king had nothing to oppose to superior numbers but superior activity, of which he determined to avail himself without delay.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
That is to say, he cannot have fire superiority.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
These victories seemed to establish the superiority of Carthage in Spain, and open the way for Hasdrubal to join his brother in Italy.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
Had not his old mentor always sung of the superiorities of that tongue?
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
They had no faith in general national superiority.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
I felt dreadfully uncomfortable at the idea that the Mother Superior was to have anything to do with it.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
It was fifteen days' travelling to our own country, and we were pursued by an enemy seven or eight times superior to us in numbers.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
His school was very large and of a superior character.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
Hence the Italian superiority.
"The Violin" by George Hart
For more than an hour the battle raged, but the superior gunnery of the Americans soon began to tell.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
With me, the superior man is the one who uses his superiority in bettering the condition of the inferior.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Ours is not superior to many that have passed, or are passing away.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 7 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
If any go to ask alms, it must be by appointment of the superiors.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume 30 of 55" by Antonio Alvarez de Abreu
The superiority of a hen of this breed does not consist so much in rapid as in continued laying.
"Sheep, Swine, and Poultry" by Robert Jennings
Let us avail ourselves of all our reason in order to prove ourselves superior to circumstances, whatever they may be.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. II (of VI), "To Paris and Prison" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

In poetry:

O'er all the sons of human race
He shines with a superior grace;
Love from his lips divinely flows,
And blessings all his state compose.
"Psalm 45 part 1" by Isaac Watts
When, marvellous! from overhead,
Like abrupt speech of one deemed dead,
Speech-moved by some Superior Will,
A bell tolls thrice and then is still.
"Battery Moving Up to a New Position from Rest Camp:Dawn" by Robert Nichols
He thought, no doubt, 'Those flashes grand,
That light for leagues the shuddering sky,
Are made, a fool could understand,
By some superior kind of fly.
"The Lesson" by James Russell Lowell
Serpent. Silence, no more! Now in superior joys
Ye quick and fluttering spirits,
Now, now, your wings expand,
And active in your pleasure,
Weave a delightful dance!
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 3." by William Cowper
The famous Alexander erst subdu'd,
Where-e'er he march'd, the countries all around;
But Liquor with superior might endu'd,
O'ercame with ease that conqueror renown'd.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
O my soul weeps, my breast with anguish bleeds,
When Love deplores the tyrant power of Gain!
Disdaining riches as the futile weeds,
I rise superior, and the rich disdain.
"Elegy IX. He Describes His Disinterestedness to a Friend" by William Shenstone

In news:

Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal File photo of the Morris County Superior Court in Morristown.
In the Christian Bible, What Is the Superior Read in Terms of Story Quality -- the Old or the New Testament.
Adriana Ferreira was arrested Friday morning, and is scheduled for an arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court later in the day.
Student loan debt is a problem for many students at the University of Wisconsin Superior, but a new program aims to graduate students faster while spending less money to do so.
Stefania Shamet is recognized for her superior work in wetlands protection.
CARLSBAD — A Superior Court judge has ruled against two environmental groups that challenged a California Coastal Commission permit issued last year for the proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad.
Superior Court, 2011 WL 6823963 (Cal.
All of those numbers were superior to DiMaggio 's -- and those of everyone else in the league.
It says the organization is being restructured, a" Superior-court supervised voluntary dissolution .".
Capcom is facing a lawsuit from a former employee who claims harassment by her superiors drove her to attempt suicide.
Double agent Juan Pujol Garcia, code-named 'Garbo,' impressed his German intelligence superiors with the accuracy of his reports on Britain, which he often researched at the Lisbon public library.
The legal wrongdoing by City Hall resulted in an uncommon finding in July by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann I Jones: that the City Council and city had violated the " due process " rights of the Hollywood community.
Scott Randall, former Superior town manager.
Although 80 percent of companies believe they offer a superior customer experience, only 8 percent of their customers agree.
Innovative drugs that offer clear superiority over existing products likely among beneficiaries of overhaul.

In science:

Departamento de Matem´atica, Instituto Superior T´ecnico, Av.
Higher order asymptotic formulas for Toeplitz matrices with symbols in generalized H\"older spaces
We demonstrate this via numerical simulations that illustrate the superiority of the proposed estimator with the respect to the Wax-Kailath MDL based estimator.
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
For the 60 M⊙ model, this corresponds to a value of u/ucrit = 0.52 on the ZAMS, which is slightly superior to 0.4, the value required at solar metallicity to obtain averaged velocities during the MS phase corresponding to observed values.
SPINSTARS at low metallicities
The lattice coding scheme is superior to both schemes for SNRs higher than 1.5.
The Case for Structured Random Codes in Network Capacity Theorems
For sufficiently high SNR, the performance of the structured random code is superior.
The Case for Structured Random Codes in Network Capacity Theorems
This matrix has N − L eigenvalues equal to σ2 and L eigenvalues strictly superior to σ2 .
Asymptotic Behaviour of Random Vandermonde Matrices with Entries on the Unit Circle
The energy resolution is assumed to be ±0.3 in log(Eν ) which seems achievable given the superior performance of IceCube compared to AMANDA (∼ 0.6 in log(Eν ) taking and accounting for the kinematics at the neutrino-muon vertex and the energy losses of the muon on its way to the detector).
Prospects for identifying the sources of the Galactic cosmic rays with IceCube
The inequality IR0,N, δN (S, n) (τ ) 6 IR0,N, H (S, n) (τ ) when N δ > H yields an upper bound on the superior limit: IR0,L,H (S, n) (τ ) 6 In (τ − ) = In (τ ) for all τ > τ min (n), thanks to the continuity of In .
Surface tension in the dilute Ising model. The Wulff construction
EP experiments have been superior performers.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
The resulting geometric redundancy is the key element that enables BEACON’s superior sensitivity in measuring a departure from Euclidean geometry.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
Figure 1 shows the superiority of the Doppler velocity technique over measurements of luminosity variations through two instruments located aboard SoHO.
Laboratory performances of the solar multichannel resonant scattering spectrometer prototype of the GOLF-New Generation instrument
Department of Mathematics Instituto Superior T´ecnico Technical University of Lisbon Av.
Permutations Which Make Transitive Groups Primitive
With block effects, the superiority of the conditional test tends to be greater compared to the t-test.
Multi-center clinical trials: Randomization and ancillary statistics
Why permutation tests are superior to t and f tests in biomedical research.
Multi-center clinical trials: Randomization and ancillary statistics
Unlike our algorithm, the Volz and Newman models do not require connectivity, which may explain the superior performance of the Volz algorithm on the Poisson network at the maximum transitivity value (Figure 4b).
Evolving Clustered Random Networks