outside, or originating outside, the sun or the solar system.

Origin of extrasolar

First recorded in 1885–90; extra- + solar1
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Examples from the Web for extrasolar

Historical Examples of extrasolar

  • “Which may be the ninth extrasolar sapient race,” Rainsford added.

    Little Fuzzy

    Henry Beam Piper

  • If he was right and the Fuzzies were declared the 9th extrasolar sapient race, there went the Company, charter and all!

    Talents, Incorporated

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

British Dictionary definitions for extrasolar



occurring or existing beyond the earth's solar system
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