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orbit

noun [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.
orbit
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈɔr·bɪt/
Translations of “orbit”
in Arabic مَدار…
in Korean 궤도…
in Malaysian orbit…
in French orbite…
in Turkish yörünge…
in Italian orbita…
in Chinese (Traditional) (天體圍繞行星或恆星運行的)軌道…
in Russian орбита…
in Polish orbita…
in Vietnamese quỹ đạo…
in Spanish órbita…
in Portuguese órbita…
in Thai วิถีโคจร…
in German die Orbit, die Umlaufbahn…
in Catalan òrbita…
in Japanese 軌道…
in Indonesian orbit…
in Chinese (Simplified) (天体围绕行星或恒星运行的)轨道…
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