orbit

Definitions

0 Vote up! noun. The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body.
0 Vote up! noun. One complete revolution of such a body.
0 Vote up! noun. The path of a body in a field of force surrounding another body; for example, the movement of an atomic electron in relation to a nucleus.
0 Vote up! noun. A range of activity, experience, or knowledge.
0 Vote up! noun. A range of control or influence: "What magnetism drew these quaking ruined creatures into his orbit?” ( Malcolm Lowry). See Synonyms at range.
0 Vote up! noun. Either of two bony cavities in the skull containing an eye and its external structures; an eye socket.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To put into an orbit: orbit a satellite.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To revolve around (a center of attraction): The moon orbits Earth.
0 Vote up! verb-intransitive. To move in an orbit.
0 Vote up! noun. A circular or elliptical path of one object around another object.
0 Vote up! noun. A sphere of influence; an area of control.
0 Vote up! noun. The course of one's usual progression, or the extent of one's typical range.
0 Vote up! noun. The bony cavity containing the eyeball; the eye socket.
0 Vote up! noun. The path an electron takes around an atom's nucleus.
0 Vote up! noun. A collection of points related by the evolution function of a dynamical system.
0 Vote up! verb. To circle or revolve around another object.
0 Vote up! verb. To move around the general vicinity of something.
0 Vote up! verb. To place an object into an orbit around a planet.
0 Vote up! noun. The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body.
0 Vote up! noun. An orb or ball.
0 Vote up! noun. The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.
0 Vote up! noun. The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.
0 Vote up! noun. Track; course; path, especially a path, as that in a circle or an ellipse, which returns into itself; specifically, in astronomy, the path of a planet or comet; the curve-line which a planet describes in its periodical revolution round its central body or center of revolution: as, the orbit of Jupiter or Mercury.
0 Vote up! noun. A small orb, globe, or ball.
0 Vote up! noun. In anatomy and zoology, the bony cavity of the skull which contains the eye; the eye-socket.
0 Vote up! noun. In ornithology, the orbita, or circumorbital region of a bird's head; the skin of the eyelids and adjoining parts.
0 Vote up! noun. In entomology, the border surrounding the compound eye of an insect, especially when it forms a raised ring, or differs in color or texture from the rest of the head.
0 Vote up! verb. move in an orbit
0 Vote up! noun. a particular environment or walk of life
0 Vote up! noun. the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
0 Vote up! noun. the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
0 Vote up! noun. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
0 Vote up! noun. the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom

Usage

0 Vote up! They speak of the sun's motion, and of the sun's orbit, _but they do not say that the earth is the center of that orbit_.
0 Vote up! (lower orbit) * period: from mid-March 2009 to late April* operation: 50 km circular orbit* mission: acquisition of the magnetic field of lunar surface using magnetometer and plasma observation system.
0 Vote up! Putting an object in orbit is an accomplishment only a few national governments have been able to accomplish.
0 Vote up! This idea, of a gas station in orbit, is the most cost effective and quickest means of reaching the moon.
0 Vote up! The likelihood of a crew being stranded in orbit is thus reduced.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! OR+BIT = the the circuit comprises of wires or bits.

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