• WordNet 3.6
    • adj planetary involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope "global war","global monetary policy","neither national nor continental but planetary","a world crisis","of worldwide significance"
    • adj planetary having no fixed course "an erratic comet","his life followed a wandering course","a planetary vagabond"
    • adj planetary of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets "planetary motion","planetary year"
    • adj planetary of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants "planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley","the planetary tilt","this terrestrial ball"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Planetary Caused by planets. "A planetary plague."
    • Planetary Consisting of planets; as, a planetary system.
    • Planetary Having the nature of a planet; erratic; revolving; wandering. "Erratical and planetary life."
    • Planetary Of or pertaining to the planets; as, planetary inhabitants; planetary motions; planetary year.
    • Planetary (Astrol) Under the dominion or influence of a planet. "Skilled in the planetary hours."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • planetary Of or pertaining to a planet or the planets; consisting of planets: as, planetary motions; planetary inhabitants; the planetary system.
    • planetary Having the character attributed to a planet; erratic or wandering.
    • planetary In astrology, under the dominion or influence of a planet; produced by or under the influence of planets.
    • n planetary An abbreviation of planetary nebula. See nebula.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Planetary pertaining to the planets: consisting of, or produced by, planets: under the influence of a planet: erratic: revolving
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. L. planetarius, an astrologer, F. planétaire, planetary. See Planet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. planète—Gr. planētēs, wanderer—planān, to make to wander.


In literature:

Your ship and its contents are seized by the planetary government!
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
His golden hide gleamed with planetary splendor, like the mythical horses of the sun.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
He was a walking document of planetary activity.
"The Red Hell of Jupiter" by Paul Ernst
We are coming off Mass-Time to go on planetary drive.
"The Lost Kafoozalum" by Pauline Ashwell
It is destined to be our Planetary Crown.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
Silver has even more planetary electrons, for it has 47.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
He felt tired as he left customs and took the slideway to the planetary shuttle ships.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
The planetary populations didn't.
"The Hate Disease" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
You are their planetary hero now.
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
The tiny sphere is an emblem of the "big round world" and the planetary systems.
"Froebel's Gifts" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Were the desires, the ideas and the methods in conjunctive harmony with planetary evolution?
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Before I wrote you, I investigated your position in the planetary economy.
"Youth" by Isaac Asimov
It was that sort of blind faith which still held the Planetary Union together.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
And in the future receive my words with planetary respect.
"Conquest Over Time" by Michael Shaara
We are not at liberty to conclude planetary influence till we have compared the positive frequency of the different modes of distinction.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
It seemed as if some malign planetary influence were affecting him.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Were it not for the effect of planetary attraction long periods like these would be the general rule, though not necessarily universal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
And it would make for a potential planetary unity such as no other world had ever known.
"The World That Couldn't Be" by Clifford Donald Simak
But so far the planetary governments haven't co-operated.
"The Graveyard of Space" by Milton Lesser
He had been away from the base on a planetary reconnaissance mission the night before.
"For Every Man A Reason" by Patrick Wilkins

In poetry:

Is it in ether's boundless plains,
Where radiant suns unnumber'd rise,
To warm their planetary trains,
And cheer with light far-distant skies?
"The Lot Of Thousands" by Joanna Baillie
Planetary seed
Sown by the grotesque wind
Whose head is so swollen with rumours
Whose hands are so urgent with tumours
Whose feet are so deep in the sand.
"Yves Tanguy" by David Gascoyne
His ear is barred against the glorious song,
Which Nature chants, ne'er wearying, to her God;
The planetary paeans, borne along
Through God's high vault, descend upon a clod.
"An Hymn" by James Avis Bartley
There swinging on a bough
That hung or floated broad and low.
The lamp of evening, bright
With more than planetary light,
Was beautiful and free--
A white bird swaying on the tree.
"Against The Cold Pale Sky" by John Freeman
The wild flowers bloom and die; the heavens go round
With the song of wheeling planetary rings:
You wriggle in the sun; each moment brings
Its freight for you; in all things pleasures abound.
"Love Song" by Aldous Huxley
You must mean more than just this hour,
You perfect thing so subtly fair,
Simple and complex as a flower,
Wrought with such planetary care;
How patient the eternal power
That wove the marvel of your hair.
"Flos Aevorum" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

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New Planetary Nebula Dazzling Astronomers.
The LS80K Lift-Safe planetary winch has a 65,000-lb.
Planetary Designs Tumbler Mug.
Recent news and coverage of Planetary Resources.
Planetary Society plans new LightSail Project.
Final issue of Planetary ships today.
Charles Ross & Son introduces the Double Planetary Mixers, which feature a slightly tilted configuration for more effective and complete discharge of flowable products.
Danaher Motion offers a roduct selection guide for Micron TRUE Planetary Gearheads.
Asteroid Mining Startup Planetary Resources Teams With Virgin Galactic.
NASA-Cisco climate project to flash ' Planetary Skin'.
Double Planetary Mixers Help Prevent Climb, Improve Efficiency.
Monday FORUM, 5-4-12, 6-7 PM: Planetary Radio & TEDTalks.

In science:

Gorkavyi, Physics of Planetary Rings (Springer, 1999).
Is Angular Momentum in an Accretion Disk Transported Inwards?
However, this observational fact is consistent with the idea that our Solar System is a typical planetary system.
What can exoplanets tell us about our Solar System?
New developments in the dynamics of planetary systems (Badhofgastein, 2000).
Action minimizing orbits in the n-body problem with simple choreography constraint
This ob ject, however, is unlikely to be a planetary nebula, but may be a supernova remnant.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
They concluded that it was a planetary nebula within the GC—the first of its kind in an elliptical.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
Planetary nebulae normally have expansion velocities of only a few tens of km s−1 .
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
This gives useful insight into the physics of free stellar or planetary oscillations and their coupling to rotation.
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
In this section the planetary orbits in the solar system as well as the tra jectories of the light rays will be considered.
New Relativistic Equations of Motion and Their Comparison with the Equations from the General Relativity
In this section we shall find some connections between the planetary orbits according to ILLTG using orthonormal coordinates and GR using the Schwarzschild solution.
New Relativistic Equations of Motion and Their Comparison with the Equations from the General Relativity
Trenˇcevski, Deformation of the planetary orbits caused by the time dependent gravitational potential in the universe, submitted for publication, eprint gr-qc/0403067.
New Relativistic Equations of Motion and Their Comparison with the Equations from the General Relativity
The basic aim of (Savi´c,1961) was to derive some form of relationship between the solar density and the mean planetary densities.
Two simple problems in semiclassical dense matter physics
The densities were calculated from the values of planetary masses and radii known at the time.
Two simple problems in semiclassical dense matter physics
In the meantime the values of planetary and solar densities have been improved,so this also presented a challenge to eq.(1).
Two simple problems in semiclassical dense matter physics
Planets prototype (hereafter WASP0), a wide-field instrument used to search for planetary transits.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
This demonstrates that WASP0 is able to achieve the millimag accuracy needed in order to be sensitive to planetary transits due to extra-solar planets.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field