superior planet

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any of the planets whose orbit lies outside the earth's orbit

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The tract presents a vision in which the conjunctions of the superior planets signal stages in the history of the world and announce in particular the birth of the prophets.
The objection to the Ptolemaic mechanism for the longitudinal motion of the superior planets (and Venus) was that the effect of the equant point was not obtained by uniform circularity.
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