Definition of major planet in English:

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major planet

noun

Any of the eight planets of the solar system, as distinct from an asteroid or smaller body.
Example sentences
  • Most of the attention focuses on Pluto's status as one of our solar system's major planets.
  • The apparent paths of the sun, the moon, and the major planets all fall within the zodiac.
  • The asteroids are most likely leftover sloar system bits and stuff captured by the sun and major planets.

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Syllabification: ma·jor plan·et

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