planetary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

planet +‎ -ary

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈplænɪtəri/, IPA(key): /ˈplænɪtri/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈplænɪˌtɛəri/, /ˈplænəˌtɛri/
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Adjective[edit]

planetary (not comparable)

  1. (astronomy) Of, or relating to planets, or the orbital motion of planets.
    • 1655, Thomas Fuller, edited by James Nichols, The Church History of Britain, [], new edition, volumes (please specify |volume=I to III), London: [] [James Nichols] for Thomas Tegg and Son, [], published 1837, →OCLC:
      erratical and planetary life
      The spelling has been modernized.
  2. Of, or relating to the Earth; terrestrial.
  3. Of, or relating to the whole Earth; global.
    Synonym: global
  4. (of a gear train) epicyclic
    Synonym: epicyclic

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Noun[edit]

planetary (plural planetaries)

  1. A planetary nebula.