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- noun astronomy Any of the 8
celestialbodies which orbitthe Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranusand Neptune.
- noun astronomy Those planets that are larger than the Earth; specifically
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune(in the Solar System)
- noun astronomy a celestial body that fits the 2006 IAU definition of planet
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- noun (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
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