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Definition of 'orbit'

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  1. the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: scope range reach compass ambit
  4. the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
       Synonyms: electron orbit
  5. the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
       Synonyms: eye socket cranial orbit orbital cavity


  1. move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
       Synonyms: orb revolve

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