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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Superior may refer to

  • superior (hierarchy), in a hierarchical structure of any kind, a superior is above a subordinate and closer to the apex
  • superior is the generic term, and in some cases the formal title, for the head of a monastery or other local unit of a religious order or congregation, e.g. abbot and prior, while a general superior and a provincial superior, exercise a supervisory role in a religious order or congregation viz. a territorial part of it (called ecclesiastical province)
  • the dominance of one military over another in any given conflict: see air superiority and command of the sea
  • a superiority complex (in psychology)

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