inferior planet

noun

Definition of inferior planet

: either of the planets Mercury and Venus whose orbits lie within that of the earth — compare superior planet

First Known Use of inferior planet

1633, in the meaning defined above

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“Inferior planet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inferior%20planet. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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