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Definition 1: a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system - [noun denoting object]

(terrestrial 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 terrestrial planet) the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

"the Earth moves around the sun" "he sailed around the world"

(... is an instance of terrestrial planet) a small reddish planet that is the 4th from the sun and is periodically visible to the naked eye; minerals rich in iron cover its surface and are responsible for its characteristic color

"Mars has two satellites"

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

(... is an instance of terrestrial 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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