Meaning of PLANETARY in English



Pronunciation: ' pla-n ə - ˌ ter- ē

Function: adjective

Date: 1607

1 a : of, relating to, being, or resembling a planet b : ERRATIC , WANDERING c : having a motion like that of a planet < planetary electrons> d : IMMENSE <the scope of this project has reached planetary proportions>

2 a : of, relating to, or belonging to the earth : TERRESTRIAL b : GLOBAL , WORLDWIDE < planetary politics>

3 : having or consisting of an epicyclic train of gear wheels

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