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Meaning of "superior planet" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUPERIOR PLANET

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUPERIOR PLANET

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preposition
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Superior 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 SUPERIOR PLANET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

superior planet

Inferior and superior planets

The planets whose orbits lie within the orbits of Earth are called Inferior planets whereas the planets whose orbits lie outside the orbit of Earth are called superior planets. The terms "inferior planet" and "superior planet" were originally used in the geocentric cosmology of Claudius Ptolemy to differentiate as 'inferior' those planets whose epicycle remained collinear with the Earth and Sun, compared to the 'superior' planets that did not. In the 16th century, the terms were modified by Copernicus, who rejected Ptolemy's geocentric model, to distinguish a planet's orbit's size in relation to the Earth's. ▪ "Inferior planet" is used in reference to Mercury and Venus, which are closer to the Sun than the Earth is. ▪ "Superior planet" is used in reference to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn,, which are farther from the Sun than the Earth is. The terms are sometimes used more generally: for instance, the Earth is an inferior planet as seen from Mars. This classification is different from the terms inner and outer planet, which designate those planets which lie inside the asteroid belt and those that lie outside it, respectively.

Definition of superior planet in the English dictionary

The definition of superior planet in the dictionary is any of the planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and (formerly) Pluto) whose orbit lies outside that of the earth.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUPERIOR PLANET

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WORDS THAT END LIKE SUPERIOR PLANET

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

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «superior planet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUPERIOR PLANET

Find out the translation of superior planet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of superior 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 «superior planet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

外行星
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

planeta superior
570 millions of speakers

English

superior planet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेहतर ग्रह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكوكب متفوقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

превосходит планету
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

planeta superior
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উচ্চতর গ্রহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

planète supérieure
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Planet yang unggul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

legenen Planeten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

外惑星
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우수한 행성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Planet sing unggul
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hành tinh trên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயர்ந்த கிரகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वरिष्ठ ग्रह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Üstün gezegen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pianeta superiore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przełożonego planeta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перевершує планету
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

planetă superioară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανώτερη πλανήτη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beter planeet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

överlägsen planet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ytre planet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of superior planet

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERIOR PLANET» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUPERIOR PLANET»

Discover the use of superior planet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to superior planet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Retrograde Planets: Traversing the Inner Landscape
This is caused by the Earth having moved to the point in its orbit where it will overtake the superior planet and pass it by, giving the appearance of the planet moving backward for a period of time (from two and a half to five and a half months, ...
Erin Sullivan, 2002
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How We See the Sky: A Naked-Eye Tour of Day and Night
planet encompasses both the sun and the orbit of the earth, a superior planet is never between us and the sun. It would have to jump out of its orbit to become so. Superior planets have only one conjunction. While the planet can be behind the ...
Thomas Hockey, 2011
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Astronomy For Dummies
You need to master some tricky terminology to understand conjunctions and oppositions — namely, the labeling of planets as superior and inferior and the labeling of conjunctions as superior and inferior. A superior planet orbits outside the ...
Stephen P. Maran, 2012
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The elements of theoretical and descriptive astronomy: for ...
the sun, EE'E"E"' the orbit of the earth, and CGDP the orbit of a superior planet, the plane of which is supposed to coincide with the plane of the ecliptic, and to meet the celestial sphere in the circle ANBM. Let the earth be at E, and the planet at ...
Charles Joyce White, 1869
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Spherical Astronomy
17.2 The apparent motion of a superior planet Rather different phenomena are associated with a superior planet. The possible alignments that the planet can assume with respect to the earth are illustrated in Fig. 17.3. In this diagram we are ...
Robin Michael Green, 1985
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Book of Instructions in the Elements of the Art of Astrology
5 10. SUBSTITUTES FOR CONJUNCTION AND ASPECT. There are other conditions which are efficacious besides aspect and conjunction. When an inferior planet and an intermediate one both apply themselves to a superior planet, the latter ...
Al Biruni, David R. Roell, 2006
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Natural Philosophy: Astronomy. History of astronomy. ...
In the case of a superior planet Pp' = P + - P« , of which the p'-P p'-P1 first term is constant, and the second term diminishes as its denominator increases, and consequently as p' increases. In this case, therefore, the longer the periodic time,  ...
‎1834
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Library of useful knowledge: Natural philosophy...
In the case of a superior planet P n' P" v ~° 1 of which the S'=-r-TT=P + -f first term is constant, and the second term diminishes as its denominator increases, and consequently as p' increases. In this case, therefore, the longer the periodic time,  ...
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), 1834
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A Treatise on the Horizontal Sun and Moon, wherein is shewn ...
It is possible, that the orbit os a superior planet may be so small, and the motion in its orbit so great, that it shall always be progressisivc. Thus is the motion in its orbit is greater than the greatest increase or loss, which it ever receives in_ its ...
James ATKINS (Rector of Long Stanton.), 1793
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Institutes of Natural Philosophy: Theoretical and Practical
The apparent diameter of a superior planet is greatest when the planet is in opposition. For, when the planet is in conjunction, its distance from the earth is greater than when it is in opposition, by the diameter of the earth's orbit. PROP. LXVIII.
William Enfield, Samuel Webber, 1820

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUPERIOR PLANET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term superior planet is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jupiter's Opposition explained
A planet – only superior planet – is said to be “in opposition” when the Sun, Earth, and the body are approximately in a straight line, that is, Earth and the body ... «The News Reports, Feb 15»
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What's Up in February: Plenty to see from fading comet to triple …
A superior planet is always at its best and brightest at this point, because it is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbits as it gets exactly opposite Earth from the sun ... «Press Herald, Feb 15»
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Mars between moon and Venus on January 23
Look in the sunset direction for two planets, Venus and Mars, near the ... Because Venus is an inferior planet and Mars a superior planet, people often ask how ... «EarthSky, Aug 14»
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Western Slope Skies - 5/9/14
Last month on the program we learned that only the five superior planets can be at opposition. The fast movement of our planet's orbit brings us between those ... «KVNF Public Radio, May 14»

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