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  • n  the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
    he plotted the orbit of the moon
  • n  a particular environment or walk of life
    he's out of my orbit
  • n  an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    in the political orbit of a world power
  • n  the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
  • n  the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
  • v  move in an orbit
    The moon orbits around the Earth
    The planets are orbiting the sun
    electrons orbit the nucleus

  • A pet project of Space-Flight Prophet Wernher von Braun and his disciples is the creation of an artificial satellite revolving in an orbit 1,000 miles above the earth.
  • Their original Earth orbit flight plan would be changed to a lunar orbit.
  • The third stage left the satellite stranded in an unusable orbit.
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