Meaning of “orbit” in the English Dictionary

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orbitnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈɔr·bɪt/

physics the curved path through which objects in space move around a planet or star that has gravity (= a pulling force)

physics An orbit is also the path an electron takes around the nucleus (= central part) of an atom.

biology Orbit also means the round hollow area surrounding the eye.

verb [ I/T ] us /ˈɔr·bɪt/

(Definition of “orbit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)