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Definition of Orbit

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course of planets or satellites around another heavenly body; path of protons or electrons circling the nucleus of an atom; usual course of activity; orb
rotate around a heavenly body on a set course (Astronomy); put into rotation around a heavenly body (Space Technology); follow a repeating course
Orbit Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
orbis
Orbit Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.
  
(n.)
The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon.
  
(n.)
The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.
  
(n.)
An orb or ball.
  
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orbit
\or"bit\ (?), n. [l. orbita a track or rut made by a wheel, course, circuit, fr. orbis a circle: cf. f. orbite. see 2d orb.]
1. (astron.) the path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of jupiter, of the earth, of the moon.
2. an orb or ball. [rare & improper] roll the lucid orbit of an eye.
3. (anat.) the cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.
4. (zo?l.) the skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.
orbit
n
1. the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon" [syn: celestial orbit]


2. a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit" [syn: sphere, domain, area, field, arena]


3. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power" [syn: scope, range, reach, compass, ambit]


4. the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom [syn: electron orbit]


5. the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball [syn: eye socket , cranial orbit, orbital cavity]
v : move in an orbit, as of celestial bodies: "the moon orbits around the earth"; "the planets are orbiting the sun" [syn: revolve]





  similar words(6) 



 cranial orbit 
 low earth orbit 
 quadrature of an orbit 
 electron orbit 
 inclination of an orbit 
 celestial orbit 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Chwylfa = n. an orbit, a course
Rhodwedd = n. an orbit, a course
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
(synonym) celestial orbit
(hypernym) path, route, itinerary
(hyponym) geosynchronous orbit
(part-meronym) apoapsis, point of apoapsis
(derivation) revolve
2. a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit"
(synonym) sphere, domain, area, field, arena
(hypernym) environment
(hyponym) distaff
3. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"
(synonym) scope, range, reach, compass, ambit
(hypernym) extent
(hyponym) approximate range, ballpark
4. the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
(synonym) electron orbit
(hypernym) path, route, itinerary
(derivation) revolve
5. the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
(synonym) eye socket, cranial orbit, orbital cavity
(hypernym) cavity, bodily cavity, cavum
(part-holonym) skull
(part-meronym) lacrimal bone

Verb
1. move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
(synonym) revolve
(hypernym) circle, circulate
(hyponym) retrograde
(derivation) electron orbit
Orbit Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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ORBIT E-COMMERCE INC
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Orbit International Corporation
Exchange: Nasdaq
Designs, manufactures and sells customized electronic components, power supplies, ac power sources, frequency converters and other electronic equipment.
Orbit Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
The path, relative to a specified frame of reference, described by the center of mass of a satellite or other object in space subjected primarily to natural forces, mainly the force of gravity. [NTIA] [RR]
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
is the path of a body, such as a planet or satellite, in its periodic revolution around another body in space. For example, satellites which orbit Earth near latitude 0. are said to have equatorial orbits, since they remain above the equator. Satellites with inclinations near 90. are said to be in polar orbits because they cross over or near Earth's north and south poles as they revolve around the planet.
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
A circular holding pattern around a target or other ground reference point.
ASTRONOMY UNBOUND
The path a body takes under the influence of gravity . Orbits follow the shape of conic sections .
Astronomy and Physics Terms by ExploreSpace.com
The path of an object that is moving around a second object or point.
Orbit Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Al's Dish Network - DirecTV Satellite TV Digital DSS Glossary
The path a satellite takes around the Earth.
Orbit Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
ORBit is a CORBA 2.4 compliant Object Request Broker (ORB). It features mature C, C++ and Python bindings, and less developed bindings for Perl, Lisp, Pascal, Ruby, and Tcl. Most of the code is distributed under the LGPL license, although the IDL compiler and utilities use the GPL.

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In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved path of an object around a point in space, for example the orbit of a planet around the center of a star system, such as the Solar System. Orbits of planets are typically elliptical.

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Orbit Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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English - Klingon
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Orbit Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
In medicine, the bony cavity in which the eyeball sits.