superior


superior
adj.
1 top.
la parte superior (de algo) the top (of something)
la mitad superior the top o upper half
2 higher.
ser superior en número, ser numéricamente superior to have a numerical advantage
3 superior.
es superior a la media it's above average
4 excellent (excelente).
5 upper (anatomy & geography).
6 higher (education).
m.
superior (jefe).
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superior
adjetivo
1 (encima de) upper, top
labio superior upper lip
está en la planta superior it's on the upper floor
2 (por encima de) greater (a, than), higher (a, than), above (a, -)
es superior a cuatro it's greater than four
3 figurado (persona - que supera) superior; (- mejor) better
4 figurado (calidad etc) superior, high, excellent
5 EDUCACIÓN higher
nombre masculino
1 (jefe) superior
2 RELIGIÓN superior
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FRASEOLOGÍA
calidad superior top quality, high quality
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1. noun m.
superior
2. adj.
1) superior
2) higher
3) upper
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I
1. ADJ
1) (=más alto) [estante, línea] top antes de s ; [labio, mandíbula] upper

vive en el piso superior — he lives on the top floor

en la parte superior de la página — at the top of the page

el cuadrante superior izquierdo — the top left quadrant

2) (=mejor) superior, better

ser superior a algo — to be superior to sth, be better than sth

sentirse superior a algn — to feel superior to sb

3) (=excelente)

la orquesta estuvo superior — the orchestra was top-quality o top-class

una moqueta de calidad superior — a superior quality o top-quality carpet

4) [cantidad]

cualquier número superior a doce — any number above o higher than twelve

nos son muy superiores en número — they greatly outnumber us

5) [en categoría] [animal, especie] higher

una casta superior — a higher caste

tiene un cargo superior al tuyo — he has a higher-ranking post than yours

6) (Educ) [curso, nivel] advanced; [enseñanza] higher
2.
SM [en rango] superior

mis superiores — my superiors

II superior, -a ( Rel)
1.
ADJ superior
2.
SM / F superior/mother superior
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I
adjetivo
1)
a) <parte/piso> top (before n), upper (before n); <nivel> higher

el ángulo superior derecho — the top right-hand corner

b) <labio/mandíbula> upper (before n)
2)
a) (en calidad) superior

superior A algo/alguien — superior to something/somebody

se siente superior a los demás — he thinks he's better than everyone else

una inteligencia superior a la media — above-average intelligence

b) (en jerarquía) <oficial> superior; <clase social> higher
c) (en cantidad, número)

los atacantes eran superiores en número — the attackers were greater o more in number

superior A algo — above something

un número superior a 9 — a number greater than o higher than o above 9

es superior a mis fuerzas — it's more than I can bear

II
-riora masculino, femenino
a) (Relig) (m) Superior; (f) Mother Superior
b) superior masculino (en rango) superior
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I
adjetivo
1)
a) <parte/piso> top (before n), upper (before n); <nivel> higher

el ángulo superior derecho — the top right-hand corner

b) <labio/mandíbula> upper (before n)
2)
a) (en calidad) superior

superior A algo/alguien — superior to something/somebody

se siente superior a los demás — he thinks he's better than everyone else

una inteligencia superior a la media — above-average intelligence

b) (en jerarquía) <oficial> superior; <clase social> higher
c) (en cantidad, número)

los atacantes eran superiores en número — the attackers were greater o more in number

superior A algo — above something

un número superior a 9 — a number greater than o higher than o above 9

es superior a mis fuerzas — it's more than I can bear

II
-riora masculino, femenino
a) (Relig) (m) Superior; (f) Mother Superior
b) superior masculino (en rango) superior
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superior1
1 = superior, superordinate.
Nota: Nombre y adjetivo.

Ex: Under pressure from colleagues, superiors, and families to perform well, individual librarians develop ways in which to make their jobs easier.

Ex: Anyway, experience had taught him that a subordinate who attempts to subdue a superordinate is almost always lost; the superordinate has too many advantages in such a contest.
* Posesivo + superiores = Posesivo + betters.

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superior2
2 = better, high [higher -comp., highest -sup.], higher, pre-eminent [preeminent], superior, upper, heightened, enriched, high-end, preemptive [pre-emptive], top-tier [top tier].

Ex: Some degree of ignorance of this kind is not unusual since the usual objective in consulting an information source is to become better informed.

Ex: Lower specificity will be associated with lower precision but high recall.
Ex: Relief must be secured from the laborious detailed manipulation of higher mathematics as well, if the users of it are to free their brains for something more than repetitive detailed transformations.
Ex: Often it is this factor which is pre-eminent in a decision to provide an in-house bulletin.
Ex: Superior cataloguing may result, since more consistency and closer adherence to standard codes are likely to emerge with cataloguers who spend all of their time cataloguing, than with a librarian who tackles cataloguing as one of various professional tasks.
Ex: The upper and lower limits for the value are first entered.
Ex: The heightened level of community awareness has led some local authorities to take the initiative and to become information disseminators in their own right.
Ex: Union Catalogues may also decide that they need more enriched records because of specific needs.
Ex: The system provides extensive map facilities which until now have been available only on high-end hypermedia systems like Intermedia.
Ex: Coincidentally there has emerged a pre-emptive new technology for the storage, handling and transmission of information, potentially better suited to the convenience of users.
Ex: It is much to the credit of the British government that in the current reorganisation of local government it has insisted that public libraries be controlled by the top-tier authorities, those responsible for education and other major services.
* biblioteca de institución de enseñanza superior = tertiary library.
* borde superior = top edge.
* compartimento superior = overhead bin, overhead locker.
* contra fuerzas superiores = against (all/the) odds.
* cubierta superior = upper deck.
* de calidad superior = best-quality.
* de la parte superior = topmost [top most].
* demostrar ser superior = prove + superior.
* de nivel superior = upper-level, higher-level.
* de una clase social superior = above + Posesivo + class.
* educación superior = higher education.
* en la parte superior = at the top, uppermost, uppermost.
* enseñanza superior = higher education, higher learning, tertiary education.
* Espacio Europeo para la Educación Superior (EEES) = European Space for Higher Education (ESHE).
* esquina superior derecha = upper right corner, upper right-hand corner.
* esquina superior izquierda = top left corner, upper left corner, top left-hand corner.
* extremidades superiores = upper extremities, upper limbs.
* hacer superior = give + Nombre + an edge.
* institución de enseñanza superior = tertiary institution.
* institución de enseñanza superior no universitaria = college of higher education.
* la parte superior izquierda de = the upper left of.
* límite superior = upper bound.
* madre superiora = abbess, Mother Superior.
* mandíbula superior = maxilla [maxillae, -pl.], upper jaw.
* margen superior = top margin.
* maxilar superior = maxilla [maxillae, -pl.], upper jaw.
* miembros superiores = upper extremities, upper limbs.
* nivel superior = top layer.
* paleolítico superior, el = Upper Palaeolithic.
* parte superior = top, topside.
* pensamiento de orden superior = higher-order thinking.
* primer año de estudios superiores = freshman year.
* quijada superior = upper jaw.
* relativo a la enseñanza superior = tertiary.
* ser muy superior a los demás = be way above all the others.
* ser muy superior a los otros = be way above all the others.
* ser superior = supreme being, higher being, superior being.
* superior al 10 por ciento = double digit.
* superior a los demás = a cut above the rest, a cut above.
* término superior = top term, TT.
* título superior = advanced degree.

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superior1
adjective
A
1 ‹parte/piso› top (before n), upper (before n)
en el ángulo superior derecho de la hoja in the top right-hand corner of the page
en los pisos superiores del edificio on the upper o uppermost o top floors of the building
2 ‹labio› upper (before n), top (before n); ‹mandíbula› upper (before n)
3 (Astron) ‹planeta› superior
B
1 (en calidad) superior
un vino de calidad superior a superior o an excellent wine, a wine of superior quality
superior A algo/algn superior TO sth/sb
es muy superior al modelo anterior it is far better than o far superior to the previous model
se siente superior a los demás he thinks he's above o superior to everyone else, he thinks he's better than everyone else
una inteligencia superior a la media above-average intelligence
2 (en una jerarquía) superior
un oficial superior a mí an officer superior to me, a superior o higher-ranking officer
alumnos de los cursos superiores students from higher o more advanced courses
órdenes superiores orders from above
3
(en cantidad, número): los atacantes eran superiores en número the attackers were greater o more in number
superior A algo above sth
temperaturas superiores a los cuarenta grados temperatures above o higher than forty degrees
un número superior a 9 a number greater than o higher than o above 9
el peso es superior a los 20 kilos the weight is above 20 kilos, the weight exceeds 20 kilos
es superior a mis fuerzas it's more than I can bear
superior2 -riora
masculine, feminine
1 (Relig) (masculine) Superior; (feminine) Mother Superior
2
superior masculine (en rango) superior
¿quién es su superior? who is your superior?
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superior 1 adjetivo
1 (en posición) ‹parte/pisotop (before n), upper (before n);
nivelhigher;
labio/mandíbulaupper (before n)
2
a) (en calidad) superior;

superior A algo/algn superior to sth/sb;
se siente superior a los demás he thinks he's better than everyone else;

una inteligencia superior a la media above-average intelligence
b) (en jerarquía) ‹oficialsuperior;

clase socialhigher
c) (en cantidad, número):

los atacantes eran superiores en número the attackers were greater o more in number;

superior A algo above sth;
un número superior a 9 a number greater than o higher than o above 9
superior 2
-riora sustantivo masculino, femenino

a) (Relig) (m) Superior;

(f) Mother Superior
b)

superior sustantivo masculino (en rango) superior

superior
I adjetivo
1 (que está más alto) top, upper
el piso superior, the upper floor
2 (que es mejor) superior, better: su sueldo es superior al mío, his salary is higher than mine
3 (en número) un número superior a 10, a number greater o higher o more than 10
4 (indicando grado: en enseñanza) higher
(:en el ejército, la policía) superior
II m (rango militar, policial) superior
Rel Superior
'superior' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
ápice
- Cesid
- CSIC
- encima
- ser
- extra
- innegablemente
- larga
- largo
- licenciatura
- pala
- superiora
- abogado
- brazo
- carrera
- creer
- derecho
- educación
- exceder
- jefe
- madre
- mejor
- normal
- superar
- titulado
English:
above
- advanced
- average
- change up
- cut
- degree
- education
- expanse
- high
- higher
- higher education
- higher-up
- outnumber
- outrank
- preeminent
- registrar
- rise above
- self-righteous
- senior
- staff college
- superior
- tertiary
- top
- top-heavy
- upper
- advantage
- A level
- barrister
- better
- boss
- commission
- excess
- fancy
- first
- mother
- move
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superior, -ora
adj
1. [de arriba] top;
los pisos superiores tienen mejores vistas the upper floors have better views;
la parte superior (de algo) the top (of sth);
la mitad superior the top o upper half
2. [mayor] higher (a than);
ser superior en número, ser numéricamente superior to have a numerical advantage;
temperaturas superiores a los 12 grados temperatures above 12 degrees;
una cifra superior a 100 a figure greater than 100;
lo venden a un precio un 30 por ciento superior al del mercado they are selling it at 30 percent above the market price;
por un periodo no superior a tres años for a period not exceeding three years
3. [mejor] superior (a to);
es superior a la media it's above average;
una mujer de inteligencia superior a la media a woman of above-average intelligence;
no me creo superior a nadie I don't consider myself superior to anyone
4. [excelente] excellent;
productos de calidad superior superior-quality products
5. Fam
es superior a mí o [m5]a mis fuerzas [no lo puedo soportar] it's too much for me
6. Biol
los mamíferos superiores the higher mammals
7. Anat upper;
el labio/la mandíbula superior the upper lip/jaw
8. Geog upper
9. Educ higher
10. Rel superior
11. Geol upper;
el Paleolítico superior the Upper Palaeolithic
nm,f
Rel superior, f mother superior
nm
[jefe] superior
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superior
I adj
1 labio, piso etc upper
2 en jerarquía superior;
ser superior a be superior to
II m superior
* * *
superior adj
1) : superior
2) : upper
nivel superior: upper level
3) : higher
educación superior: higher education
4)
superior a : above, higher than, in excess of
superior nm
: superior
* * *
superior1 adj
1. (en general) higher
educación superior higher education
2. (más alto) top
la estantería superior the top shelf
la parte superior de la hoja the top part of the page
3. (en calidad) superior
un tejido de calidad superior a superior quality material
superior2 n superior

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