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TERRESTRIAL PLANET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does terrestrial planet mean? 

TERRESTRIAL PLANET (noun)
  The noun TERRESTRIAL PLANET has 1 sense:

1. a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system

  Familiarity information: TERRESTRIAL PLANET used as a noun is very rare.


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TERRESTRIAL PLANET (noun)


Sense 1terrestrial planet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("terrestrial 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)

Instance hyponyms:

Earth; globe; world (the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on)

Mars; Red Planet (a small reddish planet that is the 4th from the sun and is periodically visible to the naked eye; minerals rich in iron cover its surface and are responsible for its characteristic color)

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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