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Either of the planets Mercury or Venus, whose orbits lie between Earth and the sun.
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(Celestial Objects) either of the planets Mercury and Venus, whose orbits lie inside that of the earth
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|Noun||1.||inferior planet - any of the planets whose orbit lies inside the earth's orbit|
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
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