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noun [countable] Trojan pronunciation in British English /ˈtrəʊdʒ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    someone from the ancient city of Troy, which was destroyed in a war by the Greeks
  2. 2
    computing a program that seems useful but is designed to be harmful, for example by stealing or destroying information
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    an asteroid that goes around the sun following exactly the same orbit as a planet

    Asteroids are giant space rocks that orbit the sun, and ones that share an orbit with a planet are called Trojans.

    Submitted from United States on 27/07/2011

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