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Meaning of "giant planet" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIANT PLANET

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIANT PLANET

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preposition
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determiner
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Giant planet is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIANT PLANET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gas giant

A gas giant is a large planet that is not primarily composed of rock or other solid matter. There are four gas giants in the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. However, astronomers sometimes categorize Uranus and Neptune as "ice giants", in order to emphasize the differences in composition between them and larger gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn. Many extrasolar gas giants have been identified orbiting other stars. Gaseous planets above 10 Earth masses are termed gas giants. Lower-mass gassy planets are sometimes called "gas dwarfs". Objects large enough to start deuterium fusion are called brown dwarfs and these occupy the mass range between that of large gas giants and the lowest-mass stars. The 13 Jupiter mass cutoff is a rule of thumb rather than something of precise physical significance. Larger objects will burn most of their deuterium and smaller ones will burn only a little, and the 13 MJ value is somewhere in between. The amount of deuterium burnt depends not only on mass but also on the composition of the planet, especially on the amount of helium and deuterium present.

Definition of giant planet in the English dictionary

The definition of giant planet in the dictionary is any of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, characterized by large mass, low density, and an extensive atmosphere.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIANT PLANET

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giant granadilla
giant hogweed
giant killer
giant panda
giant peacock moth
giant pigfish
giant powder
giant sequoia
giant size
giant slalom
giant star
giant toad
giant tortoise
giant-killing
giant-like
giant-sized

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIANT PLANET

carcanet
dwarf planet
elanet
exoplanet
extranet
extrasolar planet
inferior planet
inner planet
intranet
Janet
major planet
Manet
minor planet
outer planet
planet
protoplanet
Red Planet
superior planet
Thanet
the Red Planet

Synonyms and antonyms of giant planet in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «giant planet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIANT PLANET

Find out the translation of giant planet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of giant planet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «giant planet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巨行星
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

planeta gigante
570 millions of speakers

English

giant planet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशाल ग्रह
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الكوكب العملاق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

планета-гигант
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

planeta gigante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দৈত্য গ্রহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

planète géante
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Planet gergasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Riesenplaneten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巨大惑星
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거대한 행성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Planet raksasa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hành tinh khổng lồ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாபெரும் கிரகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राक्षस ग्रहाचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dev gezegen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pianeta gigante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gigantyczne planety
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

планета - гігант
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

planeta gigant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γιγαντιαίος πλανήτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reuse planeet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jätteplanet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gigantiske planeten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of giant planet

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIANT PLANET»

The term «giant planet» is regularly used and occupies the 81.559 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about giant planet

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIANT PLANET»

Discover the use of giant planet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to giant planet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Giant Planet Jupiter
The first full account of Jupiter for 35 years - comprehensive, accessible and highly illustrated.
John Hubert Rogers, 1995
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Jupiter: the giant planet
Introduces Jupiter and its moons, describes what is known about Jupiter's structure and magnetic field, and looks at its collision with comet fragments Now updated to reflect findings from the spectacular 1994 collision of Comet Shoemaker ...
Reta Beebe, 1997
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Giant Planets of Our Solar System: Atmospheres, Composition, ...
In order to investigate the stability, driving, and dissipation of zonal mean circulation, we need to introduce the basic theory of eddy motion in the giant planet atmospheres. 5.3 EDDY MOTION IN THE GIANT PLANET ATMOSPHERES The ...
Patrick Irwin, 2009
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Planet Formation: Theory, Observations, and Experiments
8. The. accretion. of. giant-planet. cores. Edward W. Thommes Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Toronto, Canada Martin J. Duncan Queen's University, Kingston, Canada 8.1 Introduction The count of extrasolar giant planets ...
Hubert Klahr, Wolfgang Brandner, 2006
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Stability of a Terrestrial Planet in a Planetary System with ...
Chapter 4 Initial Conditions A focus of this study is to look at a three body system with a star, giant planet, and terrestrial planet. The parameters of the star and terrestrial planet were kept constant while those of the giant planet were adjusted to ...
Patrick Gorman, 2008
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Exoplanets: Detection, Formation, Properties, Habitability
As shown by Haghighipour (2006), an Earth-size object, in a region between the giant planet and the primary of γ Cephei binary system, can maintain its stability only in orbits close to the primary star and outside the influence zone5 of the ...
John Mason, 2008
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Astrophysics of Planet Formation
Graduate-level textbook providing a basic understanding of the astrophysical processes for readers in planetary science, and observational and theoretical astronomy.
Philip J. Armitage, 2010
8
Climate Modeling of Giant Planets: The Saturnian Seasonal ...
This work has been funded by the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston.
Shadrian Brittany Strong, 2008
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The Search for Life Continued: Planets Around Other Stars
In this way an inner giant planet can migrate inwards, and an outer giant outwards. This seems to have happened in the Solar System. Giant planets closer to the star than the ice line thus have ready explanations, through migration. But what ...
Barrie W. Jones, 2008
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The Hunt for Planet X: New Worlds and the Fate of Pluto
... as easily be sandblasted, dented, and riddled with holes by a cosmic hailstorm. Jupiter, as imaged by Pioneer 10 (NASA/JPL) In practice, everything went according to plan. In December 1973, Pioneer 10 flew past the giant planet Jupiter ...
Govert Schilling, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIANT PLANET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term giant planet is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Planet' Pluto ready for its close-up
“We have been sending interplanetary probes to the inner zone since the 1960s, and the giant planet zone since the 1970s, but here it is the ... «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
2
Pluto caps one man's odyssey
... 2 passed by Jupiter, Krimigis's detectors picked up sulfur and oxygen ions whipped up by the giant planet's powerful magnetic fields. Later ... «Science Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Ancient Exoplanets Raise Prospects of Intelligent Alien Life
One huge gas giant planet informally known as "Methuselah" was discovered in the early 2000s. When the finding was announced in 2003, ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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Destination: Jupiter! --One Year Left Till Juno Expedition's Capture …
Juno is the first mission dedicated to the study of a giant planet's interior, which it will do by mapping the planet's magnetic and gravity fields. «The Daily Galaxy, Jul 15»
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Jennie Jaynes Stadium will live on in our hearts
It's not like they're going to take a giant planet saw and make that part of Sedalia go away forever, anyhow. How much of the stadium do you ... «Sedalia Democrat, Jul 15»
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Beta Pictoris planet makes waves
A giant planet is making a splash in the belt of debris orbiting the young star Beta Pictoris. Spiral waves driven by the planet whip around the ... «Science News, Jul 15»
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Exoplanets: Ring of Tiny Pebbles Reveals How Baby Planets Form
In our own solar system, this process took place about 4,500 million years ago, with the giant planet Jupiter the first to form. Since the 1990s ... «Science World Report, Jul 15»
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Dannevirke: Jupiter and Venus in focus until mid-August
Venus, the brightest planet and third-brightest sky object overall (after the sun and moon), has been the closest to the giant planet Jupiter in late ... «Hawke's Bay Today, Jul 15»
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Birth of Giant Planet Observed For First Time by Very Large Telescope
The birth of a planet was observed by the Very Large Telescope. An observation that confirms previous analyzes conducted in 2013 by the ... «The Cubic Lane, Jul 15»
10
We've Spotted a Planet So Young It's Still Forming
The giant planet is shown to be still gathering dust. The National Centre of Competence in Research Planets scientists who confirmed the ... «Popular Mechanics, Jul 15»

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