Definition of Planetesimal

1. Noun. One of many small solid celestial bodies thought to have existed at an early stage in the development of the solar system.

Generic synonyms: Celestial Body, Heavenly Body



Definition of Planetesimal

1. Noun. (astronomy) Any of many small, solid astronomical objects, that orbit a star and form protoplanets through mutual gravitational attraction ¹

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Definition of Planetesimal

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Planetesimal

planetary gear train
planetary house
planetary nebula
planetary nebulae
planetary nebulas
planetary object
planetary ring
planetary rings
planetary science
planetary system
planetary systems
planetdom
planeted
planeteer
planeteers
planetesimal (current term)
planetesimal hypothesis
planetesimals
planetessimal
planetessimals
planetfall
planethood
planetic
planetless
planetlike
planetocentric
planetographic
planetography
planetoid
planetoidal

Literary usage of Planetesimal

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1. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"planetesimal condition arising from the meteoritic.—Under certain circumstances, meteorites might possibly be assembled in such a way that they would come ..."

2. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1906)
"THE planetesimal HYPOTHESIS.! Under the typical form of the planetesimal ... The planetesimal hypothesis by no means excludes gases from playing a part in ..."

3. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"planetesimal Hypothesis in Relation to the Heat Problem. ... "According to the planetesimal theory, the core of the earth is made up of planetesimal matter, ..."

4. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"planetesimal condition arising from the meteoritic.—Under certain circumstances, meteorites might possibly be assembled in such a way that they would come ..."

5. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"The nebular and planetesimal theories differ in a number of fundamental features. ... Under the planetesimal hypothesis, the earth became continually larger ..."

6. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"THE planetesimal HYPOTHESIS' 247. Brief Outline of the planetesimal Hypothesis. - The fundamental conditions imposed by the distribution of mass and moment ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"... EH HALL, 577; in Schools, CR MANN, 789 Physiological Soc., Amer., 872 Physical Soc., Amer., ERNEST MERRITT, 971 planetesimal Hypothesis, ..."

8. A College Text-book of Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1909)
"The term meteoritic hypothesis is here used-essentially as employed by Lockyer and Darwin, and should be carefully distinguished from the planetesimal ..."

9. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"planetesimal condition arising from the meteoritic.—Under certain circumstances, meteorites might possibly be assembled in such a way that they would come ..."

10. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1906)
"THE planetesimal HYPOTHESIS.! Under the typical form of the planetesimal ... The planetesimal hypothesis by no means excludes gases from playing a part in ..."

11. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"planetesimal Hypothesis in Relation to the Heat Problem. ... "According to the planetesimal theory, the core of the earth is made up of planetesimal matter, ..."

12. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"planetesimal condition arising from the meteoritic.—Under certain circumstances, meteorites might possibly be assembled in such a way that they would come ..."

13. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"The nebular and planetesimal theories differ in a number of fundamental features. ... Under the planetesimal hypothesis, the earth became continually larger ..."

14. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"THE planetesimal HYPOTHESIS' 247. Brief Outline of the planetesimal Hypothesis. - The fundamental conditions imposed by the distribution of mass and moment ..."

15. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"... EH HALL, 577; in Schools, CR MANN, 789 Physiological Soc., Amer., 872 Physical Soc., Amer., ERNEST MERRITT, 971 planetesimal Hypothesis, ..."

16. A College Text-book of Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1909)
"The term meteoritic hypothesis is here used-essentially as employed by Lockyer and Darwin, and should be carefully distinguished from the planetesimal ..."

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