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minor planet

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noun Astronomy.
  1. asteroid(def 1).
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Origin of minor planet

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for minor planet

minor planet

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

minor planet

[mīnər]
  1. See asteroid.
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