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noun 
  1. A circular or elliptical path of one object around another object.
The Moon's around the Earth takes nearly one month to complete.
  1. A sphere of influence; an area of control.
In the post WWII era, several eastern European countries came into the of the Soviet Union.
  1. The course of one's usual progression, or the extent of one's typical range.
The convenience store was a heavily travelled point in her daily , as she purchased both cigarettes and lottery tickets there.
  1. (anatomy) The bony cavity containing the eyeball; the eye socket.
  2. (physics) The path an electron takes around an atom's nucleus
  3. (mathematics) A collection of points related by the evolution function of a dynamical system.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: baan
  • French: orbite
  • German: Umlaufbahn , Orbit
  • Italian: orbita
  • Spanish: √≥rbita
verb 
  1. To circle or revolve around another object.
The Earth orbits the Sun.
  1. To move around the general vicinity of something.
The harried mother had a cloud of children orbiting her, asking for sweets.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: omcirkelen, omlopen
  • French: orbiter
  • German: umkreisen
Etymology: Latin orbita "course, track".


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