Associations to the word «Planetary»


PLANETARY, adjective. (astronomy) Of, or relating to planets, or the orbital motion of planets.
PLANETARY, adjective. Of, or relating to the Earth; terrestrial.
PLANETARY, adjective. Of, or relating to the whole Earth; global.
PLANETARY, adjective. (of a gear train) epicyclic
PLANETARY, noun. A planetary nebula.
PLANETARY ABERRATION, noun. (astronomy) A deviation of where a planet appears to be, due to the motion of the planet during the time that the light reaches the earth.
PLANETARY ABERRATIONS, noun. Plural of planetary aberration
PLANETARY BODIES, noun. Plural of planetary body
PLANETARY BODY, noun. A planetary object
PLANETARY GEAR, noun. An epicyclic gear
PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN, noun. An assembly of meshed gears consisting of a central (sun) gear, a coaxial internal gear-wheel and one or more intermediate pinions supported on a revolving carrier
PLANETARY NEBULA, noun. (astronomy) A nebulosity surrounding a dying star, consisting of material expelled by the star.
PLANETARY NEBULAE, noun. Plural of planetary nebula
PLANETARY NEBULAS, noun. Plural of planetary nebula
PLANETARY OBJECT, noun. (astronomy) Any secondary body in the Solar system that is geologically differentiated or in hydrostatic equilibrium and thus has a planet-like geology: a planet, dwarf planet, or the larger moons and asteroids.
PLANETARY OBJECT, noun. (astronomy) Any substantial body in orbit around the Sun or other star: a planet, minor planet, or comet.
PLANETARY OBJECT, noun. (astronomy) Any substantial body associated with the development of planets: a protoplanet, planetesimal.
PLANETARY OBJECTS, noun. Plural of planetary object
PLANETARY RING, noun. (astronomy) a ring of dust and small particles that orbits a planet (such as Saturn) as a flat disc; gaps in the ring are due to the presence of shepherd moons
PLANETARY RINGS, noun. Plural of planetary ring
PLANETARY SCIENCE, noun. That branch of astronomy that deals with the planets of the solar system
PLANETARY SYSTEM, noun. A group of smaller bodies (such as planets or asteroids) that orbit one one or more stars.
PLANETARY SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of planetary system

Dictionary definition

PLANETARY, adjective. Of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets; "planetary motion"; "planetary year".
PLANETARY, adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; "planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley ; "the planetary tilt"; "this terrestrial ball".
PLANETARY, adjective. Having no fixed course; "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond".
PLANETARY, adjective. Involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance".

Wise words

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Baruch Spinoza