Definition of Planetary

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets. "Planetary year"

Exact synonyms: Planetal
Partainyms: Planet, Planet
Derivative terms: Planet, Planet, Planet



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants. "This terrestrial ball"
Exact synonyms: Terrestrial
Partainyms: Earth, Earth

3. Adjective. Having no fixed course. "A planetary vagabond"
Exact synonyms: Erratic, Wandering
Similar to: Unsettled

4. Adjective. Involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope. "Of worldwide significance"
Exact synonyms: Global, World, World-wide, Worldwide
Similar to: International
Derivative terms: Globe

Definition of Planetary

1. a. Of or pertaining to the planets; as, planetary inhabitants; planetary motions; planetary year.

Definition of Planetary

1. Adjective. (astronomy) Of, or relating to planets, or the orbital motion of planets. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or relating to the Earth; terrestrial. ¹

3. Adjective. Of, or relating to the whole Earth; global. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: of a gear train) epicyclic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Planetary

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Medical Definition of Planetary

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the planets; as, planetary inhabitants; planetary motions; planetary year. 2. Consisting of planets; as, a planetary system. 3. Under the dominion or influence of a planet. "Skilled in the planetary hours." 4. Caused by planets. "A planetary plague." 5. Having the nature of a planet; erratic; revolving; wandering. "Erratical and planetary life." Planetary days, the days of the week as shared among the planets known to the ancients, each having its day. Hutton. Planetary nebula, a nebula exhibiting a uniform disk, like that of a planet. Origin: Cf. L. Planetarius an astrologer, F. Planetaire planetary. See Planet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Planetary

planesides
planespotter
planespotters
planespotting
planest
planet gear
planet wheel
planetal
planetaria
planetarian
planetaries
planetarily
planetarium
planetariums
planetary (current term)
planetary body
planetary gear
planetary gear train
planetary house
planetary nebula
planetary nebulae
planetary nebulas
planetary object
planetary ring
planetary rings
planetary science
planetary system
planetary systems
planetdom

Literary usage of Planetary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Classifying them into diffused, spiral, and planetary nebulae, Herschel considered them as so many simultaneous exponents of gradual cosmic evolution, ..."

2. Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars, National Research Council (U.S.). Space Studies Board, National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006)
"Historically, planetary protection policy has addressed the concern that the forward contamination of planetary environments by terrestrial organisms could ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1869)
"REMARKS ON THE SECULAR VARIATIONS or THE planetary ORBITS. By JN Stockwell, of Brecksville, Ohio. THE secular variations of the elements of the planetary ..."

4. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1856)
"It is of the last importance to understand the nature of this kind of motion, since by it all the machinery »! the planetary system is performed, ..."

5. Life in the Universe: An Assessment of the U.S. and International Programs by Committee On The Origins And E, ebrary, Inc (2003)
"Indeed, for these reasons the planetary science activities today are so ... Astrobiology has strong intellectual links with the planetary sciences that go ..."

6. The Gasoline Automobile: Its Design and Construction by Peter Martin Heldt (1918)
"THE planetary CHANGE GEAR. planetary or epicyclic gear sets were quite extensively used in automobile transmissions at one time, but have lost much of their ..."

7. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"The bearing of the mode of accretion on the direction of planetary rotation.—We have now reached a point where the hypothesis can be tested. ..."

8. Rest Days: A Study in Early Law and Morality by Hutton Webster (1916)
"The planetary week,3 an institution which has spread 1 Kugler, op. cit., i, ... 3 The history of the planetary week has been treated with exhaustive ..."

9. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Classifying them into diffused, spiral, and planetary nebulae, Herschel considered them as so many simultaneous exponents of gradual cosmic evolution, ..."

10. Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars, National Research Council (U.S.). Space Studies Board, National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006)
"Historically, planetary protection policy has addressed the concern that the forward contamination of planetary environments by terrestrial organisms could ..."

11. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1869)
"REMARKS ON THE SECULAR VARIATIONS or THE planetary ORBITS. By JN Stockwell, of Brecksville, Ohio. THE secular variations of the elements of the planetary ..."

12. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1856)
"It is of the last importance to understand the nature of this kind of motion, since by it all the machinery »! the planetary system is performed, ..."

13. Life in the Universe: An Assessment of the U.S. and International Programs by Committee On The Origins And E, ebrary, Inc (2003)
"Indeed, for these reasons the planetary science activities today are so ... Astrobiology has strong intellectual links with the planetary sciences that go ..."

14. The Gasoline Automobile: Its Design and Construction by Peter Martin Heldt (1918)
"THE planetary CHANGE GEAR. planetary or epicyclic gear sets were quite extensively used in automobile transmissions at one time, but have lost much of their ..."

15. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"The bearing of the mode of accretion on the direction of planetary rotation.—We have now reached a point where the hypothesis can be tested. ..."

16. Rest Days: A Study in Early Law and Morality by Hutton Webster (1916)
"The planetary week,3 an institution which has spread 1 Kugler, op. cit., i, ... 3 The history of the planetary week has been treated with exhaustive ..."

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