Definition of Superior planet

1. Noun. Any of the planets whose orbit lies outside the earth's orbit.

Specialized synonyms: Jupiter, Mars, Red Planet, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus
Generic synonyms: Major Planet, Planet

Definition of Superior planet

1. Noun. A planet that orbits the Sun beyond the orbit of the Earth and thus shows retrograde motion when viewed from the Earth ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superior Planet

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superior planet (current term)
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Literary usage of Superior planet

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1. The Elements of Theoretical and Descriptive Astronomy: For the Use of by Charles Joyce White (1901)
"The apparent motion, then, of a superior planet is direct in all cases except when it ... Now, since the earth is a superior planet to an inferior planet, ..."

2. Institutes of Natural Philosophy: Theoretical and Practical by William Enfield, Alexander Ewing (1811)
"The apparent diameter of a superior planet is greatest when the planet is in opposition. ... LXVII I. If a superior planet were at rest, its apparent ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"20) be the sun, E^E,, Ac., the earth's orbit, P,P,PB &c., part of the orbit of a superior planet ; and when the earth is at K, let the planet be at P,, ..."

4. Library of Useful Knowledge: Natural Philosophy (1834)
"The orbit, however, of every superior planet is greater than the sun's ... In the case of a superior planet, on the contrary, the retrograde motion is ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1819)
"... will stand pretty much in the came relation to each other as any planet to the next superior planet—or as any comet to the next more eccentric comet.—. ..."

6. The Harmony of the World by Johannes Kepler, E. J. Aiton, Alistair Matheson Duncan, Judith Veronica Field (1997)
"And because the superior planet's o proportion is greater than the inferior planet's own, by one diesis, wherea. diesis added to a semitone makes a ..."

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