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Related to planetary: Planetary hours, Planetary system, planetary winds

plan·e·tar·y

 (plăn′ĭ-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets.
2.
a. Of or relating to the earth; terrestrial or earthly: measured the planetary tilt in degrees.
b. Of or affecting the entire world; global: a planetary consensus.
3. Wandering; erratic: a planetary life.
4. Being or relating to a gear train consisting of a central gear with an internal ring gear and one or more pinions.

planetary

(ˈplænɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. (Astronomy) of or relating to a planet
2. mundane; terrestrial
3. wandering or erratic
4. (Astrology) astrology under the influence of one of the planets
5. (Mechanical Engineering) (of a gear, esp an epicyclic gear) having an axis that rotates around that of another gear
6. (General Physics) (of an electron) having an orbit around the nucleus of an atom
n, pl -taries
(Mechanical Engineering) a train of planetary gears

plan•e•tar•y

(ˈplæn ɪˌtɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -tar•ies. adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a planet or the planets.
2. wandering; erratic.
3. terrestrial; global.
n.
4. an epicyclic gear train in which a sun gear is linked to one or more planet gears also engaging with an encircling ring gear.
[1585–95; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.planetary - of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets; "planetary motion"; "planetary year"
2.planetary - of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; "planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley ; "the planetary tilt"; "this terrestrial ball"
3.planetary - having no fixed course; "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"
4.planetary - involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance"
international - concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations; "international affairs"; "an international agreement"; "international waters"

planetary

adjective
So pervasive and all-inclusive as to exist in or affect the whole world:
Translations
كَوْكَبي، سَيّاري
planetární
bolygó-
reikistjörnu-
planetárny
gezegenle ilgili

planetary

[ˈplænɪtərɪ] ADJplanetario

planetary

[ˈplænɪtəri] adj [system] → planétaire; [movements] → planétaireplanet Earth nla planète Terreplane ticket nbillet m d'avion

planetary

adjplanetarisch, Planeten-; travelzu anderen Planeten; planetary systemPlanetensystem nt; the laws of planetary motiondie Gesetze plder Planetenbewegung

planetary

[ˈplænɪtərɪ] adjplanetario/a

planet

(ˈplӕnit) noun
any of the bodies (eg the Earth) which move round the Sun or round another star. Mars and Jupiter are planets, but the Moon is not.
ˈplanetary adjective
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