Associations to the word «Orbit»


ORBIT, noun. A circular or elliptical path of one object around another object.
ORBIT, noun. A sphere of influence; an area of control.
ORBIT, noun. The course of one's usual progression, or the extent of one's typical range.
ORBIT, noun. (anatomy) The bony cavity containing the eyeball; the eye socket.
ORBIT, noun. (physics) A mathematical function that describes the wave-like behavior of an electron in an atom; area of the highest probability of electron´s occurence around the atom's nucleus.
ORBIT, noun. (mathematics) A collection of points related by the evolution function of a dynamical system.
ORBIT, verb. To circle or revolve around another object.
ORBIT, verb. To move around the general vicinity of something.
ORBIT, verb. To place an object into an orbit around a planet.

Dictionary definition

ORBIT, noun. The (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon".
ORBIT, noun. 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".
ORBIT, noun. An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "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".
ORBIT, noun. The path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom.
ORBIT, noun. The bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball.
ORBIT, verb. Move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus".

Wise words

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