dwarf planet


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dwarf planet

n.
A celestial body that orbits the sun and is massive enough to assume a nearly spherical shape, but that does not clear other bodies from the neighborhood around its orbit and is not a satellite of a planet. See Usage Note at planet.
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dwarf planet

n
(Celestial Objects) any celestial body within the solar system that is larger than a satellite but smaller than a planet, and that orbits the sun
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dwarf planet

(dwôrf)
A celestial body that orbits the sun, is large enough to have a nearly round shape, does not clear the neighborhood around its orbit, and is not a satellite of a planet.
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Translations
planeta nan
trpasličí planeta
ZwergplanetCeresEris
planeta enano
pikkuplaneetta
planète naine
patuljasti planet
törpebolygó
準惑星矮惑星
nykštukinė planeta
dwergplaneet
planeta karłowata
planeta anão
planetă pitică
trpasličia planéta
dvärgplanet
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Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet 12 years ago.