HyperDic: solar_system

English > 1 sense of the expression solar system:
NOUNobjectsolar systemthe sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
English > solar system: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningThe sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field.
MembersEarth, earth, world, globeThe 3rd planet from the sun
JupiterThe largest planet and the 5th from the sun
Kuiper belt, Edgeworth-Kuiper beltA disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune
Mars, Red PlanetA small reddish planet that is the 4th from the sun and is periodically visible to the naked eye
MercuryThe smallest planet and the nearest to the sun
NeptuneA giant planet with a ring of ice particles
PlutoA small planet and the farthest known planet from the sun
SaturnA giant planet that is surrounded by three planar concentric rings of ice particles
UranusA giant planet with a ring of ice particles
VenusThe second nearest planet to the sun
minor planet, planetoidAny of numerous small celestial bodies that move around the sun
outer planet(astronomy) a major planet whose orbit is outside the asteroid belt (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)
planet, major planet(astronomy) any of the nine large / large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light
sun, SunThe star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system
Part ofheliosphereThe region inside the heliopause containing the sun and solar system
Partsinterplanetary mediuminterplanetary space including forms of energy and gas and dust
Broadersystem, schemeA group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
Spanishsistema solar
Catalansistema solar

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