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exoplanet

[ ek-soh-plan-it ]
/ ˈɛk soʊˌplæn ɪt /
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noun Astronomy.

a planet that revolves around a star other than the sun.

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Origin of exoplanet

First recorded in 1970–75; exo- + planet

OTHER WORDS FROM exoplanet

ex·o·plan·e·tar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exoplanet

exoplanet
/ (ˈɛksəʊˌplænɪt) /

noun

a planet that orbits a star in a solar system other than that of Earth
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Scientific definitions for exoplanet

exoplanet
[ ĕk′sō-plănĭt ]

See extrasolar planet.
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