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Dictionary entry overview: What does inferior planet mean?
• INFERIOR PLANET (noun)
The noun INFERIOR PLANET has 1 sense:
1. any of the planets whose orbit lies inside the earth's orbit
Familiarity information: INFERIOR PLANET used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Any of the planets whose orbit lies inside the earth's orbit
Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
Hypernyms ("inferior planet" is a kind of...):
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)
Mercury (the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun)
Venus (the second nearest planet to the sun; visible from Earth as an early 'morning star' or an 'evening star')
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