Saturn

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Sat·​urn | \ ˈsa-tərn How to pronounce Saturn (audio) \

Definition of Saturn

1 : a Roman god of agriculture and father by Ops of Jupiter
2 : the planet sixth in order from the sun — see Planets Table

First Known Use of Saturn

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Saturn

Latin Saturnus

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“Saturn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saturn. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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Saturn

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English Language Learners Definition of Saturn

: the planet that is sixth in order from the sun and that is surrounded by large rings

Saturn

noun
Sat·​urn | \ ˈsa-tərn How to pronounce Saturn (audio) \

Kids Definition of Saturn

: the planet that is sixth in distance from the sun and has a diameter of about 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers)

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