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orbit meaning

[ 'ɔ:bit ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "orbit""orbit" in a sentence
MeaningMobile
  • Noun: orbit  orbit
    1. The (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
      "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
      - celestial orbit 
    2. A particular environment or walk of life
      "he's out of my orbit"
      - sphere, domain, area, field, arena 
    3. An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
      "in the political orbit of a world power"
      - scope, range, reach, compass, ambit 
    4. The path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
      - electron orbit 
    5. The bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
      - eye socket, cranial orbit, orbital cavity
    Verb: orbit  orbit
    1. Move in an orbit
      "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
      - orb, revolve

    Derived forms: orbits, orbiting, orbited

    See also: orbital, orbiter, suborbital

    Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum, circle, circulate, environment, extent, itinerary, path, route

    Part of: skull

    Encyclopedia: Orbit


  • [Electronics]
    1. Also called shell. The median path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom.
    2. The circular or elliptical path of an artificial satellite (e.g., a communications satellite) around the earth.
    3. The elliptical path of the moon around the earth.
    4. The elliptical path of the earth or another planet around the sun.
    5. Any closed, usually circular or elliptical path, that an object follows around another object.

  • [Medicine]
    n : the bony cavity perforated for the passage of nerves and blood vessels that occupies the lateral front of the skull immediately beneath the frontal bone on each side and encloses and protects the eye and its appendages —called also eye socket, orbital cavityor·bit·al adj

  • [Computer]
    A Scheme compiler.
Examples
  • The inside orbit has 2 electrons.
  • The present-day eccentricity of the orbit is small.
  • All the orbits lie nearly in the same plane.
  • We can draw the earth 's orbit round the sun.
  • The satellite was launched into orbit around the moon.
  • Both target and projectile orbit the primary.
  • An electron in the innermost orbit has the least energy.
  • We have already worked out the conditions for a circular orbit.
  • They spin like fiery planets lots from their orbits.
  • This was something within the administrator's orbit.
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