Superior Planets

   These are planets which have an orbit larger than the Earth's. They are Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. See Inferior Planets, Jovian Planets and Terrestrial Planets.

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  • superior planets — The planets outside the earth s orbit • • • Main Entry: ↑planet superior planets plural noun Those more distant from the sun than the earth is • • • Main Entry: ↑superior …   Useful english dictionary

  • Superior planets — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inferior and superior planets — The terms inferior planet and superior planet were originally used in the Ptolemaic cosmology to differentiate those planets (Mercury and Venus) that were between the stationary Earth and the orbiting Sun from those planets (Mars, Jupiter, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Superior — Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior conjunction — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior figure — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior letter — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superior — [sə pir′ē ər] adj. [OFr < L, compar. of superus, that is above < super: see SUPER ] 1. higher in space; placed higher up; upper 2. high or higher in order, status, rank, etc. 3. greater in quality or value than: with to 4. above average in… …   English World dictionary

  • Planets of 'Saga of the Seven Suns' — This article describes fictional Planets featured in The Saga of Seven Suns, a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson. To see the Main Page of the series click here: Main Page Terran Hanseatic League *Earth The Capital of… …   Wikipedia

  • superior planet — Astron. any of the six planets whose orbits are outside the orbit of the earth: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Cf. inferior planet, outer planet. [1575 85; i.e., superior in distance from the sun] * * * …   Universalium

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