Superior vs Caput - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between superior and caput
is that superior
is a person of higher rank or quality while caput
is (anatomy) the head.
As a adjective superior
is higher in quality.
* superiour (obsolete)
Higher in quality.
Higher in rank.
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More comprehensive, as a term in classification.
- A genus is superior to a species.
# (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.
# (botany) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
# (botany) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; said of the radicle.
# (typography) Printed in superscript.
- the superior''' jaw; the '''superior part of an image
Greater or better than average; extraordinary.
Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; with to .
- a superior figure or letter
- There is not in earth a spectacle more worthy than a great man superior to his sufferings.
* Superior and inferior are generally followed by to; than is sometimes used mistakenly.
A person of higher rank or quality.
The senior person in a monastic community.
(anatomy) The head.
(anatomy) A knob-like protuberance or capitulum.
The top or superior part of a thing.
(UK) The council or ruling body of the University of Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.
- Your caputs and heads of colleges.