I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin orbita, from Latin, rut, track, probably from orbis Date: 15th century the bony socket of the eye • orbital adjective II. noun Etymology: Latin orbita path, rut, orbit Date: 1696 1. a. a path described by one body in its revolution about another (as by the earth about the sun or by an electron about an atomic nucleus); also one complete revolution of a body describing such a path b. a circular path 2. a range or sphere of activity or influence <
within the president's orbit
Synonyms: see rangeorbital adjective III. verb Date: 1943 transitive verb 1. to revolve in an orbit around ; circle 2. to send up and make revolve in an orbit <
orbit a satellite
intransitive verb to travel in circles

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

, (of a celestial body) /

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