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Dictionary definition for: Orbit

1. (n) the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"

2. (v) move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth" "The planets are orbiting the sun" "electrons orbit the nucleus"

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet" "the ambit of municipal legislation" "within the compass of this article" "within the scope of an investigation" "outside the reach of the law" "in t

5. (n) the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom

6. (n) the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball

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