minor planet


noun Astronomy.


Nearby words

  1. minor order,
  2. minor orders,
  3. minor party,
  4. minor penalty,
  5. minor piece,
  6. minor premise,
  7. minor prophet,
  8. minor salivary gland,
  9. minor scale,
  10. minor seminary

Origin of minor planet

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for minor planet

minor planet

noun

another name for asteroid (def. 1)
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Science definitions for minor planet

minor planet

[ mīnər ]

See asteroid.
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