planet

A spherical ball of rock and/or gas that orbits a star. The Earth is a planet. Our solar system has nine planets. These planets are, in order of increasing average distance from the Sun
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planet

[n] - any of the celestial bodies (other than comets or satellites) that revolve around the sun in the solar system
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Planet

Any large body orbiting a star. A somewhat arbitrary term since there appears to be no defining size that clearly differentiates between a planet or asteriod. For example, Pluto is widely regarded as the ninth planet of the Solar System yet its parameters do not clearly conform to the other eight planets of the Solar System. Although it seems unlik...
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Planet

A large, spherical body.
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Planet

A spherical ball of rock and/or gas that orbits a star. The Earth is a planet. Our solar system has nine planets. These planets are, in order of increasing average distance from the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. See also: Atmosphere, Pole, Prebiotic, Protoplanetary Disc.
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Planet

Plan'et noun [ Middle English planete , French planète , Latin planeta , from Greek ..., and ... a planet; prop. wandering, from ... to wander, from ... a wandering.] 1. (Astron.) A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of eccen...
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planet

1. <astronomy> A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of eccentricity. It is distinguished from a comet by the absence of a coma, and by having a less eccentric orbit. See Solar system. ... The term planet was first used to distinguish those stars which have an apparent motion through the constellations...
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planet

major planet 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 t...
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Planet

• (n.) A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of eccentricity. It is distinguished from a comet by the absence of a coma, and by having a less eccentric orbit. See Solar system. • (n.) A star, as influencing the fate of a men.
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planet

(from Greek plantes, `wanderers`), broadly, any relatively large natural body that revolves in an orbit around the Sun or around some other star and ... [12 related articles]
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planet

planet An astronomical body that orbits a star and does not shine with its own light, especially one of the nine such bodies orbiting the Sun in the solar system.
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Planet

HMS Planet (formerly the Barnwell) was a British Bayonet Class boom defence vessel of 530 tons displacement launched in 1938. HMS Planet had a top speed of 11.5 knots and was armed with a 3-inch anti-aircraft gun.
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Planet

[Blogs] ==Summary== ==Licensing== ...
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Planet

Planet is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Planet

(1) Any one of the nine primary celestial bodies that orbit the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. (2) A similar body orbiting another star.
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planet

The Solar System now has 8 classical planets and several known dwarf planets, including Pluto, Ceres, and Eris On Aug. 24, 2006, astronomers at a meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague agreed upon definitions that would distinguish between classical planets and dwarf pla...
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planet

planet [Gr.,=wanderer], a large nonluminous ball of rock or gas that orbits a star. The term, once limited to any of the eight solid, nonluminous bodies (major planets) that revolve around the sun, has been extended to include similar bodies discovered revolving around other stars. The term is somet...
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Planet

A planet is a heavenly body which orbits a star.
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planet

Celestial body in our Solar System that is in orbit around the Sun, is large enough to be spherical, and which dominates its orbit (sweeping its neighbourhood clear). There are eight planets in the Solar System orbiting the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus. Th...
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Planet

[software] In online media, Planet is a feed aggregator application designed to collect posts from the weblogs of members of an Internet community and display them on a single page. Planet runs on a web server. It creates pages with entries from the original feeds in chronological order, most recent entries first. Planet was written in Pyth...
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Planet

[locomotive] Planet was an early steam locomotive built in 1830 by Robert Stephenson and Company for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. ==History== The ninth locomotive built for the L&MR, it was Stephenson`s next major design change after the Rocket. It was the first locomotive to employ inside cylinders, and subsequently the 2-2-0 type...
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Planet

[magazine] Planet‏ is a quarterly cultural and political magazine that looks at Wales from an international perspective, and at the world from the standpoint of Wales. The magazine publishes high-quality writing, artwork and photography by established and emerging figures, and covers subjects across politics, the arts, literature, current...
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Planet

[disambiguation] A planet, in astronomy, is one of a class of celestial bodies that orbit stars. (A dwarf planet is a similar, but officially mutually exclusive, class of body.) Planet or Planets may also refer to: ==As an acronym== ==Computing== ==Magazines and newspapers== ==Music== ==Transport== ==Entertainment== ==Retail== ==Sport== ......
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Planet

A planet ({ety|grc|ἀστὴρ πλανήτης (astēr planētēs)|wandering star}) is an astronomical object orbiting a star or stellar remnant that The term planet is ancient, with ties to history, science, mythology, and religion. The planets were originally seen by many early cultures as divine, or as emissaries of deities. As scientific kno...
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Planet

A nonluminous celestial body larger than an asteroid or a comet, illuminated by light from a star, such as the sun, around which it revolves. The only known planets are those of the Sun but others have been detected on physical (non-observational) grounds around some of the nearer stars.
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