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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.
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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