adjective Date: 1607 1. a. of, relating to, being, or resembling a planet b. erratic, wandering c. having a motion like that of a planet <
planetary electrons
d. immense <
the scope of this project has reached planetary proportions
2. a. of, relating to, or belonging to the earth ; terrestrial b. global, worldwide <
planetary politics
3. having or consisting of an epicyclic train of gear wheels

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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