Meaning of “Pluto” in the English Dictionary


"Pluto" in English

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Plutonoun [ S ]

uk /ˈpluː.təʊ/ us /ˈpluː.t̬oʊ/

Examples from literature

  • Astronomers, the scientists who study space and planets, decided that Pluto was too small and too far away from our sun to be called a planet. 
  • Pluto is still there, but it is no longer a planet. 
  • The spacecraft are now past Pluto and out of the heliosphere – the area around the Sun. 

(Definition of “Pluto” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Pluto" in American English

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Plutonoun [ U ]

us /ˈplu·t̬oʊ/

a large, round mass of matter ninth in order of distance from the sun, after Neptune, considered in the past to be a planet

(Definition of “Pluto” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)