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Definitions for planetary
ˈplæn ɪˌtɛr iplan·e·ta·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. planetal, planetaryadjective

    of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets

    "planetary motion"; "planetary year"

  2. planetary, terrestrialadjective

    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"

  3. erratic, planetary, wanderingadjective

    having no fixed course

    "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"

  4. global, planetary, world(a), worldwide, world-wideadjective

    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"


  1. planetaryadjective

    of, or relating to planets, or the orbital motion of planets

  2. planetaryadjective

    of, or relating to the Earth; terrestrial

  3. planetaryadjective

    of, or relating to the whole Earth; global

  4. planetaryadjective


Webster Dictionary

  1. Planetaryadjective

    of or pertaining to the planets; as, planetary inhabitants; planetary motions; planetary year

    Etymology: [Cf. L. planetarius an astrologer, F. plantaire planetary. See Planet.]

  2. Planetaryadjective

    consisting of planets; as, a planetary system

    Etymology: [Cf. L. planetarius an astrologer, F. plantaire planetary. See Planet.]

  3. Planetaryadjective

    under the dominion or influence of a planet

    Etymology: [Cf. L. planetarius an astrologer, F. plantaire planetary. See Planet.]

  4. Planetaryadjective

    caused by planets

    Etymology: [Cf. L. planetarius an astrologer, F. plantaire planetary. See Planet.]

  5. Planetaryadjective

    having the nature of a planet; erratic; revolving; wandering

    Etymology: [Cf. L. planetarius an astrologer, F. plantaire planetary. See Planet.]


  1. Planetary

    Planetary is an American comic book limited series created by writer Warren Ellis and artist John Cassaday published by the Wildstorm imprint of DC Comics. After an initial preview issue in September 1998, the series ran for 27 issues from April 1999 to October 2009.

Editors Contribution

  1. planetary

    Relating to a planet.

    It is being reported that planetary changes for the improvement of humanity, animals and the planet are progressing at superluminal speed.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of planetary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of planetary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of planetary in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Burt:

    One of the most intriguing results of the last two decades of exoplanet science is that, thus far, none of the new planetary systems we've discovered look anything like our own solar system, this new planet we've discovered is still weird -- but it's one step closer to being somewhat like our neighborhood planets.

  2. Franceso Sauro:

    It is for sure a big challenge, but it is now clear for all space agencies that while we have already a good knowledge of the surface of the Moon, one of the main steps forward for space exploration would be to demonstrate the capability of exploring the subsurface of a planetary body.

  3. Riccardo Pozzobon:

    The existence of stable huge voids below the Moon subsurface, potentially accessible through skylights, could change the paradigm on how we approach planetary exploration in terms of mission design, planetary human outposts and scientific research, accessing these caves and( analyzing) this type of subsurface environment will present new technological challenges but also could provide unexpected scientific discoveries.

  4. Yun Zhang:

    Most planetary bodies consist of numerous pieces of rock that have coalesced under the influence of gravity. You could imagine them as sandcastles floating in space. Their structure can be disrupted when the force acting on the individual 'sand particle' is larger than their mutual gravity, similar to the ocean tides on Earth, which result from the gravitational pulls of the sun and the moon, in space a planetary body that comes close enough to a star is subjected to the strong gravitational pulls of that star.

  5. Tanguy Bertrand:

    This discovery teaches us that there are still plenty of physical and dynamical processes out there in space that we do not know about, and that climates can be very different than that of Earth( despite forming a similar landscape), it is important to study Pluto and other planetary bodies because they are natural laboratories to explore and investigate the diversity of possible climates( and geology, and other planetary sciences) which gives us more perspective on our own climate.

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