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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...
- Earth orbit (LEO) is an Earth-centered orbit near the planet, often specified as having a period of 128 minutes or less (making at least 11.25 orbits per...
- astrodynamics, the orbital eccentricity of an astronomical object is a dimensionless parameter that determines the amount by which its orbit around another...
- In Orbit may refer to: In Orbit (September album) In Orbit (Clark Terry album) In Orbit, an album by The Stomachmouths In Orbit, 1967 novel by Wright Morris...
- 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...
- 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...
- A geostationary orbit, also referred to as a geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO), is a circular geosynchronous orbit 35,786 kilometres (22,236 miles)...
- 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...
- 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...
- elliptic orbit or elliptical orbit is a Kepler orbit with an eccentricity of less than 1; this includes the special case of a circular orbit, with eccentricity...