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minor planet

noun, Astronomy
1.
asteroid (def 1).
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for minor planet

minor planet

noun
1.
another name for asteroid (sense 1)
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minor planet in Science
minor planet
  (mī'nər)   
See asteroid.
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