Definition of Orbit. Meaning of Orbit. Synonyms of Orbit

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Definition of Orbit

Orbit
Orbit Or"bit, n. [L. orbita a track or rut made by a wheel, course, circuit, fr. orbis a circle: cf. F. orbite. See 2d Orb.] 1. (Astron.) The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon. 2. An orb or ball. [Rare & Improper] Roll the lucid orbit of an eye. --Young. 3. (Anat.) The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated. 4. (Zo["o]l.) The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.

Meaning of Orbit from wikipedia

- In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object, such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around...
- A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an Earth-centred orbit with an altitude of 2,000 km (1,200 mi) or less (approximately one-third of the radius of Earth), or...
- A geosynchronous orbit (sometimes abbreviated GSO) is an Earth-centered orbit with an orbital period that matches Earth's rotation on its axis, 23 hours...
- The orbital eccentricity of an astronomical object is a dimensionless parameter that determines the amount by which its orbit around another body deviates...
- ORBit is a CORBA 2.4 compliant Object Request Broker (ORB). It features mature C, C++ and Python bindings, and less developed bindings for Perl, Lisp...
- A geostationary orbit, also referred to as a geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO), is a circular geosynchronous orbit 35,786 kilometres (22,236 miles)...
- The orbital period is the time a given astronomical object takes to complete one orbit around another object, and applies in astronomy usually to planets...
- is a list of types of orbits: Galactocentric orbit : An orbit about the center of a galaxy. The Sun follows this type of orbit about the galactic center...
- In anatomy, the orbit is the cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated. "Orbit" can refer to the bony socket, or...
- Not to be confused with Lunar orbit (the orbit of an object around the Moon). The Moon orbits Earth in the prograde direction and completes one revolution...
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