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 for planetary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Planetary \Plan"et*a*ry\, a. [Cf. L. planetarius an astrologer,
     F. plan['e]taire planetary. See Planet.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the planets; as, planetary
        inhabitants; planetary motions; planetary year.
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     2. Consisting of planets; as, a planetary system.
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     3. (Astrol.) Under the dominion or influence of a planet.
        "Skilled in the planetary hours." --Drayton.
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     4. Caused by planets. "A planetary plague." --Shak.
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     5. Having the nature of a planet; erratic; revolving;
        wandering. "Erratical and planetary life." --Fuller.
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     Planetary days, the days of the week as shared among the
        planets known to the ancients, each having its day.
        --Hutton.
  
     Planetary nebula, a nebula exhibiting a uniform disk, like
        that of a planet.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  planetary
      adj 1: of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital
             characteristics of a planet or the planets; "planetary
             motion"; "planetary year" [syn: planetal, planetary]
      2: of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or
         its inhabitants; "planetary rumblings and eructations"-
         L.C.Eiseley ; "the planetary tilt"; "this terrestrial ball"
         [syn: planetary, terrestrial]
      3: having no fixed course; "an erratic comet"; "his life
         followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond" [syn:
         erratic, planetary, wandering]
      4: involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in
         scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither
         national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis";
         "of worldwide significance" [syn: global, planetary,
         world(a), worldwide, world-wide]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "planetary":
     Antaean, Cynthian, aberrant, aberrative, all-comprehending,
     all-comprehensive, all-covering, all-embracing, all-encompassing,
     all-filling, all-including, all-inclusive, all-pervading, allover,
     anagalactic, asteroidal, astral, astrologic, astrologistic,
     astrologous, astronomic, astrophysical, catholic, celestial,
     circuitous, circumplanetary, cislunar, colossal, cosmic,
     cosmopolitan, country-wide, cyclopean, departing, desultory,
     deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devious, digressive,
     discursive, ecumenic, ecumenical, elephantine, empyreal, empyrean,
     enormous, equinoctial, errant, erratic, excursive, extragalactic,
     galactic, gigantic, global, heaven-wide, heavenly, heliacal,
     immense, indirect, intercosmic, international, interplanetary,
     intersidereal, interstellar, jumbo, labyrinthine, lunar, lunary,
     lunate, lunular, lunulate, mazy, meandering, meteoric, meteoritic,
     monumental, national, nebular, nebulose, nebulous,
     nondenominational, nonsectarian, out-of-the-way, planetal,
     planetarian, planetesimal, rambling, roving, semilunar, serpentine,
     shifting, sidereal, snaky, solar, sphery, star-spangled,
     star-studded, starry, stellar, stellary, stray, swerving,
     terrestrial, total, turning, twisting, undirected, universal,
     uranic, vagrant, veering, wandering, winding, world-wide,
     worldwide, zigzag, zodiacal
  
  

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