A circular or elliptical path of one object around another object.
The Moon's orbit around the Earth takes nearly one month to complete.
To move around the general vicinity of something.
The harried mother had a cloud of children orbiting her, asking for sweets.
The course of one's usual progression, or the extent of one's typical range.
The convenience store was a heavily travelled point in her daily orbit, as she purchased both cigarettes and lottery tickets there.
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orbit, celestial orbitnoun
the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
"he plotted the orbit of the moon"
sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arenanoun
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"
study, compass, land, heavens, sphere, demesne, knowledge base, field of study, plain, empyrean, welkin, ambit, sector, range, scope, eye socket, field of operations, country, subject field, reach, flying field, subject area, vault of heaven, celestial sphere, expanse, area, force field, line of business, sphere of influence, theater of operations, battlefield, theatre of operations, orbital cavity, bailiwick, stadium, playing area, field of view, champaign, scene of action, theatre, battleground, airfield, knowledge domain, cranial orbit, world, electron orbit, playing field, theater, discipline, region, firmament, field of operation, field of force, sports stadium, bowl, landing field, subject, domain, field of honor, arena, surface area, domain of a function, field, field of battle, celestial orbit, athletic field
scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambitnoun
an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
"a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "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"
compass, oscilloscope, background, sphere, electron orbit, scope, ambit, range, stove, eye socket, kitchen range, setting, area, range of a function, orbital cavity, grasp, cooking stove, chain, mountain range, reaching, range of mountains, stretch, kitchen stove, chain of mountains, cathode-ray oscilloscope, mountain chain, image, telescope, reach, domain, cranial orbit, arena, field, celestial orbit
orbit, electron orbitnoun
the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
eye socket, orbit, cranial orbit, orbital cavityverb
the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
orb, orbit, revolveverb
move in an orbit
"The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
orbit has a literal meaning to go around something or someone
the earth orbits the sunSubmitted by samanthi.nethali on September 28, 2020
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While those investigations are ongoing and Mr Khashoggi presence is not known, I will suspend my directorships of the two tourism projects. Virgin will also suspend Mr Khashoggi presence discussions with the Public Investment Fund over the proposed investment in our space companies Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit.
I managed to photograph the comet approaching on Sunday evening through a small telescope, the comet has a similar orbit to the Great Comet of 1844, leading to speculation on whether C/2019 Y4 is a fragment of the same parent body.
This launch represents the first step into the next frontier of space exploration—a mission to Mars, mars astronauts won’t have near-instant access to high performance computing like those in low-earth orbit do.
Is it just a story of Russia and WikiLeaks conspiring together to engage in computer hacking and then releasing information or was someone in Trump's orbit involved in that ?
We think there could be thousands of small bodies like 2015 TG387 out on the Solar System's fringes, but their distance makes finding them very difficult, currently we would only detect 2015 TG387 when it is near its closest approach to the Sun. For some 99 percent of its 40,000-year orbit, it would be too faint to see.
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- orbitar, òrbitaCatalan, Valencian
- oběžná dráhaCzech
- Umlaufbahn, bringen, umkreisen, OrbitGerman
- órbita, orbitarSpanish
- kiertää, kiertorataFinnish
- mettre en orbite, orbiter, orbiteFrench
- órbita, orbitarGalician
- 公転, 周回, 軌道Japanese
- 軌道, 궤도Korean
- amio, amiongaMāori
- ഭ്രമണപഥം, ഭ്രമണം ചെയ്യുകMalayalam
- baan, omcirkelen, omlopenDutch
- krążyć, orbitowaćPolish
- څرخولPashto, Pushto
- órbita, orbitarPortuguese
- кружница, kružnicaSerbo-Croatian
- కక్ష్య, ప్రదక్షిణంTelugu
- dönmek, uydu, sokmak, yörünge, girmekTurkish
- quỹ đạo, 軌道Vietnamese
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