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orbit

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈɔː.bɪt/ us    /ˈɔːr-/
the curved path through which objects in space move around a planet or star: The satellite is now in a stable orbit. Once in space, the spacecraft will go into orbit around the Earth.

orbit

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈɔː.bɪt/ us    /ˈɔːr-/
to follow a curved path around a planet or star: On this mission the Shuttle will orbit (the Earth) at a height of several hundred miles.
(Definition of orbit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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