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definition of the word orbit

by the Wiktionnary

Latin orbita ‘course, track’.

Singular
orbit

Plural
orbits

orbit (plural orbits)

  1. A circular or elliptical path of one object around another object.
    The Moon's orbit around the Earth takes nearly one month to complete.
  2. A sphere of influence; an area of control.
    In the post WWII era, several eastern European countries came into the orbit of the Soviet Union.
  3. 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.
  4. (anatomy) The bony cavity containing the eyeball; the eye socket.
  5. (physics) The path an electron takes around an atom's nucleus
  6. (mathematics) A collection of points related by the evolution function of a dynamical system.

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