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English definition of “orbit”


noun [C/U]  /ˈɔr·bɪt/ us  
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]  /ˈɔr·bɪt/ us  
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