solar system

noun

Definition of solar system

  1. :  the sun together with the group of celestial bodies that are held by its attraction and revolve around it; also :  a similar system centered on another star

Circa 1704

First Known Use of solar system

circa 1704


SOLAR SYSTEM Defined for English Language Learners

solar system

noun

Definition of solar system for English Language Learners

  • the solar system : our sun and the planets that move around it

  • : a star other than our sun and the planets that move around it


SOLAR SYSTEM Defined for Kids

solar system

noun

Definition of solar system for Students

  1. :  the sun and the planets, asteroids, comets, and meteors that revolve around it


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