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gas giant

Syllabification: gas gi·ant

Definition of gas giant in English:

noun

Astronomy
A large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune.
Example sentences
  • There are also many asteroids known in the region inhabited by the gas giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
  • Beyond the asteroid belt lie the orbits of the four gas giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
  • Many of these exoplanets are large planets that resemble the gas giants of our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

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