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Any of the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, whose orbits are at a greater distance from the sun than Earth's.
(Astronomy) any of the planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and (formerly) Pluto) whose orbit lies outside that of the earth
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|Noun||1.||superior planet - any of the planets whose orbit lies outside 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