[ ou-ter plan-it ]
/ ˈaʊ tər ˈplæn ɪt /
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Origin of outer planet
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby outer planet
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Example sentences from the Web for outer planet
I've heard of it, but as this is my first outer-planet voyage, I know nothing about it.The Sargasso of Space|Edmond Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for outer planet
any of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and (formerly) Pluto, whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt
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Scientific definitions for outer planet
Any of the four planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, whose orbits lie outside that of Mars. The outer planets are large gas giants. Compare inner planet. See also superior planet.
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