What does superior mean?

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  1. Higher in quality.
  2. Higher in rank.
  3. More comprehensive, as a term in classification.
  4. Located above.
    1. (botany) Above the ovary; said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
    2. (botany) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
    3. (botany) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; said of the radicle.
    4. (typography) Printed in superscript.
  5. Greater or better than average; extraordinary.
  6. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; with to.
  1. A person of higher rank or quality.
  2. The senior person in a monastic community.
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