HyperDic: minor_planet

English > 1 sense of the expression minor planet:
NOUNobjectminor planet, planetoidany of numerous small celestial bodies that move around the sun
English > minor planet: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningAny of numerous small celestial bodies that move around the sun.
Synonymplanetoid
InstancesQuaoarA planetoid discovered in 2002
SednaA planetoid of rock and ice about three-quarters the size of Pluto discovered in 2003
Member ofsolar systemThe sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
NarrowerKuiper belt object, KBOAny of many minor planets in the Kuiper belt outside the orbit of Neptune at the edge of the solar system
asteroidAny of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)
Broadercelestial body, heavenly bodynatural objects visible in the sky
Spanishasteroide, planeta menor, planetoide
Catalanasteroide, planeta menor, planetoide

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