planetary

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adjective plan·e·tary \ˈpla-nə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of planetary

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, being, or resembling a planet b :  erratic, wandering c :  having a motion like that of a planet <planetary electrons> d :  immense <the scope of this project has reached planetary proportions>

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, or belonging to the earth :  terrestrial b :  global, worldwide <planetary politics>

  3. 3 :  having or consisting of an epicyclic train of gear wheels

Examples of planetary in a sentence

  1. <a positively planetary new shopping development>

1607

First Known Use of planetary

1607


PLANETARY Defined for English Language Learners

planetary

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adjective plan·e·tary \ˈpla-nə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of planetary for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to planets


PLANETARY Defined for Kids

planetary

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adjective plan·e·tary \ˈpla-nə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of planetary for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a planet

  2. 2 :  having a motion like that of a planet



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