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opaque Tweet Definition of opaque Like Definition of opaque on Facebook
adjective
  1. neither reflecting nor emitting light .
  2. allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent
  3. (metaphore) unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of
  4. (metaphore) obtuse, stupid
  5. (computing) Describes a type for which higher-level callers have no knowledge of data values or their representations; all operations are carried out by the type's defined abstract operators.
Orange Tweet Definition of Orange Like Definition of Orange on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in France.
  2. The name of the Dutch Royal House.
  3. Prince or Princess of Orange. Title of the first-born to the Dutch Royal House.
adjective
  1. Relating to the Orange Order.
orbit Tweet Definition of orbit Like Definition of orbit on Facebook
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.
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.
oscillation Tweet Definition of oscillation Like Definition of oscillation on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of oscillating or the state of being oscillated
  2. a regular periodic fluctuation in value about some mean
  3. a single such cycle
oscillatory Tweet Definition of oscillatory Like Definition of oscillatory on Facebook
adjective
  1. that oscillates; oscillating
  2. capable of sustaining oscillations

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