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Definition 1: any of the planets whose orbit lies inside the earth's orbit - [noun denoting object]

(inferior planet is a kind of ...) (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction

(... is an instance of inferior planet) the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun

(... is an instance of inferior planet) the second nearest planet to the sun; it is peculiar in that its rotation is slow and retrograde (in the opposite sense of the Earth and all other planets except Uranus); it is visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'

"before it was known that they were the same object the evening star was called Venus and the morning star was called Lucifer"

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