Definition of Planets

1. Noun. (plural of planet) ¹



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Definition of Planets

1. planet [n] - See also: planet

Medical Definition of Planets

1. Heavenly bodies with their own motion among the stars, revolving, in the case of the solar system, around the sun, along the plane of the ecliptic. They are grouped into inner planets and outer planets, based on distance from the sun and common characteristics. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Planets

planetlike
planetocentric
planetographic
planetography
planetoid
planetoidal
planetoids
planetological
planetologies
planetologist
planetologists
planetology
planetophysics
planetree
planetrees
planets (current term)
planetscape
planetscapes
planetside
planetule
planetules
planetward
planetwide
planform
planforms
planful
planfulness
plangence
plangencies
plangency

Literary usage of Planets

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Astronomy by Simon Newcomb, Edward Singleton Holden (1883)
"A group of small planets, sometimes called Asteroids, revolving outside of the orbit ... The satellites, or secondary bodies, revolving about the planets, ..."

2. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1917)
"The calculation of the changes in position of a planet or asteroid caused by the attraction of the masses of other planets for its own mass, the effect of ..."

3. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1856)
"The sun. by far the greatest body in our system, is, of consequence, possessed of much the greatest share of this attracting power; and all the planets, ..."

4. Outlines of Astronomy by John Frederick William Herschel (1869)
"PHYSICAL PECULIARITIES OBSERVABLE IN EACH OF THE planets. (456.) THE sun and moon are not the only celestial objects which appear to have a motion ..."

5. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1875)
"The same conclusion must be come to with regard to the planets and their satellites,—even ... The simplest problem is here, as before, that of the planets, ..."

6. Astronomy by Simon Newcomb, Edward Singleton Holden (1883)
"A group of small planets, sometimes called Asteroids, revolving outside of the orbit ... The satellites, or secondary bodies, revolving about the planets, ..."

7. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1917)
"The calculation of the changes in position of a planet or asteroid caused by the attraction of the masses of other planets for its own mass, the effect of ..."

8. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1856)
"The sun. by far the greatest body in our system, is, of consequence, possessed of much the greatest share of this attracting power; and all the planets, ..."

9. Outlines of Astronomy by John Frederick William Herschel (1869)
"PHYSICAL PECULIARITIES OBSERVABLE IN EACH OF THE planets. (456.) THE sun and moon are not the only celestial objects which appear to have a motion ..."

10. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1875)
"The same conclusion must be come to with regard to the planets and their satellites,—even ... The simplest problem is here, as before, that of the planets, ..."

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