solar system
noun Date: circa 1704 the sun together with the group of celestial bodies that are held by its attraction and revolve around it; also a similar system centered on another star

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  • Solar system — Solar So lar, a. [L. solaris, fr. sol the sun; akin to As. s[=o]l, Icel. s[=o]l, Goth. sauil, Lith. saule, W. haul,. sul, Skr. svar, perhaps to E. sun:F. solaire. Cf. {Parasol}. {Sun}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • solar system — solar systems N COUNT: usu sing, oft the N, poss N The solar system is the sun and all the planets that go round it. Saturn is the second biggest planet in the solar system …   English dictionary

  • solar system — solar .system n 1.) the solar system the Sun and the ↑planets that go around it 2.) this kind of system around another star …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • solar system — ► NOUN ▪ the sun together with the planets, asteroids, comets, etc. in orbit around it …   English terms dictionary

  • solar system — n. 1. that portion of our galaxy which is subject to the gravity of the sun 2. all the matter within this portion, including interplanetary dust or gas; esp., the sun itself and its planets …   English World dictionary

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  • solar system — the sun together with all the planets and other bodies that revolve around it. [1695 1705] * * * The Sun, its planets, and the small bodies (see asteroid, Centaur object, comet, Kuiper belt, meteorite, and Oort cloud) interplanetary dust and gas… …   Universalium

  • solar system */ — UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms solar system : singular solar system plural solar systems astronomy a star and the planets that go round it, especially the Sun and the group of planets that includes the Earth the outer… …   English dictionary

  • solar system — noun 1 the solar system the sun and the planets that go around it 2 (C) this kind of system around another star …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • solar system — Saulės sistema statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. solar system vok. Sonnensystem, n rus. солнечная система, f pranc. système solaire, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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