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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 celestial mechanics, an orbit is the curved trajectory of an object such as the trajectory of a planet around a star, or of a natural satellite around...
- ORBit is a CORBA 2.4 compliant Object Request Broker (ORB). It features mature Ada, C, C++ and Python bindings, and less developed bindings for Perl,...
- A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an Earth-centered orbit near the planet, often specified as having an orbital period of 128 minutes or less (making at least...
- Orbital may refer to: Atomic orbital Molecular orbital Hybrid orbital Orbit Earth orbit Orbit (anatomy), also known as the orbital bone Orbitofrontal cortex...
- A geostationary orbit, also referred to as a geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO), is a circular geosynchronous orbit 35,786 km (22,236 mi) in altitude...
- The orbital period (also revolution period) is the amount of time a given astronomical object takes to complete one orbit around another object. In astronomy...
- Earth orbits the Sun at an average distance of 149.60 million km (92.96 million mi) in a counterclockwise direction as viewed from above the Northern Hemisphere...
- A geocentric orbit or Earth orbit involves any object orbiting Earth, such as the Moon or artificial satellites. In 1997, NASA estimated there were approximately...
- 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...
- value of 0 is a circular orbit, values between 0 and 1 form an elliptic orbit, 1 is a parabolic escape orbit (or capture orbit), and greater than 1 is...