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outer planet

outer planet

n
(Celestial Objects) any of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and (formerly) Pluto, whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt

out′er plan′et


n.
any of the five planets with orbits outside the orbit of Mars: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outer planet - (astronomy) a major planet whose orbit is outside the asteroid belt (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
major planet, planet - (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
solar system - the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
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