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- Isaac Asimov

Colony World  
  A planet settled by a single group.  

This is the first use of this helpful term, as far as I know.

Shelton was shaking his head. It always hurt to hear of brave men meeting doom out in the spaceways — young, spirited men who had much to live for. Some of them were important, too; scientists, technicians. Now they were martyrs to mankind’s steady march toward complete dominion of the Solar System.

"TWO alive and the rest dead!" Shelton muttered. “On lapetus — the next colony world on our list. What happened up there on lapetus?" He shrank from asking which men were dead, with Myra Benning’s horrified eyes on him.

Technovelgy from The Impossible World, by Eando Binder.
Published by Startling Stories in 1939
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This term was used and developed for many years; here's another example from The Wages of Death (1958) by Robert Silverberg:

Maynard was one of the eighty-six Earth-type worlds strung through the galaxy. It corresponded to Earth-norm within two decimal places. It had a population of thirty million Terran descended settlers. And until Lumley, it had been unquestioningly loyal to the mother world.

The ties had been mild ones. Earth required that a Resident Adviser live on a colony world and aid in planetary administration; that a token sum be paid in taxes to the mother world each year; that the colony grant certain trifling trade privileges to Earth. At one time the relationship had been of great significance to Earth, but the centuries had passed, and the colonies had evolved into self sufficiency, while Earth herself no longer had need of the sort of sociocultural stimulus colonizing afforded. The relationship became one of purely symbolic value, a gesture of gratitude toward the world that had first sent its peoples forth to the worlds of the galaxy.

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