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Definition of Orbit


  1. The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon.
  2. An orb or ball.
  3. The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.
  4. The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.

Orbit Quotations

Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment.
Caroline Knapp

The digital world has been in a separate orbit from our medical cocoon, and it's time the boundaries be taken down.
Eric Topol

Remember, I am not trying to orbit the earth. It is a simple elevator ride for 20 minutes.
Brian Walker

In the 20th century, we had a century where at the beginning of the century, most of the world was agricultural and industry was very primitive. At the end of that century, we had men in orbit, we had been to the moon, we had people with cell phones and colour televisions and the Internet and amazing medical technology of all kinds.
David Gerrold

Astronauts have been stuck in low-Earth orbit, boldly going nowhere. American attempts to kick-start a new phase of lunar exploration have stalled amid the realisation that NASA's budget is too small for the job.
Paul Davies
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Orbit Translations

orbit in Dutch is oogkas, baan
orbit in French is orbite, orbitent, orbitons, orbitez, orbiter
orbit in German is Umlaufbahn, Kreisbahn, Umlaufbahn
orbit in Italian is orbita
orbit in Latin is orbis
orbit in Swedish is kretslopp
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