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outer planet

noun, Astronomy
any of the four planets with orbits outside the orbit of Mars, namely, the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Compare inner planet.
Origin of outer planet
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I've heard of it, but as this is my first outer-planet voyage, I know nothing about it.

    The Sargasso of Space Edmond Hamilton
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outer planet

any of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and (formerly) Pluto, whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt
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outer planet  
Any of the five planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, whose orbits lie outside that of Mars. With the exception of Pluto, the outer planets are large gas giants. Compare inner planet. See also superior planet.
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