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orbitnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈɔː.bɪt/  us   /ˈɔːr-/
the ​curvedpath through which ​objects in ​spacemove around a ​planet or ​star: The ​satellite is now in a ​stable orbit. Once in ​space, the ​spacecraft will go into orbit aroundEarth.

orbitverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈɔː.bɪt/  us   /ˈɔːr-/
to ​follow a ​curvedpath 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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orbitnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɔr·bɪt/
physics the ​curvedpath through which ​objects in ​space move around a ​planet or ​star that has ​gravity (= a ​pullingforce) physics An orbit is also the ​path an ​electrontakes around the ​nucleus (= ​centralpart) of an ​atom. biology Orbit also ​means the round ​hollowareasurrounding the ​eye.
orbit
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈɔr·bɪt/
(Definition of orbit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “orbit”
in Korean 궤도…
in Arabic مَدار…
in Malaysian orbit…
in French orbite…
in Russian орбита…
in Chinese (Traditional) (天體圍繞行星或恆星運行的)軌道…
in Italian orbita…
in Turkish yörünge…
in Polish orbita…
in Spanish órbita…
in Vietnamese quỹ đạo…
in Portuguese órbita…
in Thai วิถีโคจร…
in German die Orbit, die Umlaufbahn…
in Catalan òrbita…
in Japanese 軌道…
in Chinese (Simplified) (天体围绕行星或恒星运行的)轨道…
in Indonesian orbit…
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