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Major planet   /mˈeɪdʒər plˈænət/   Listen
Major planet

noun
1.
(astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction.  Synonym: planet.






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Words linked to "Major planet" :   terrestrial planet, Hesperus, astronomy, uranology, Jovian planet, morning star, biosphere, solar system, celestial body, heavenly body, daystar, lucifer, evening star, gas giant, outer planet, vesper, inferior planet, superior planet, phosphorus



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