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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/
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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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