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planet

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈplænɪt/
B1 a large, round object in space that moves around the sun or another star: Jupiter is the largest planet of our solar system.Astronomy - general words
planetary adjective relating to planetsAstronomy - general words
Translations of “planet”
in Arabic كَوْكَب…
in Korean 행성…
in Malaysian planet…
in French planète…
in Turkish gezegen…
in Italian pianeta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行星…
in Russian планета…
in Polish planeta…
in Vietnamese hành tinh…
in Spanish planeta…
in Portuguese planeta…
in Thai ดาวนพเคราะห์…
in German der Planet…
in Catalan planeta…
in Japanese 惑星…
in Indonesian planet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行星…
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