orbit Idioms & Phrases


celestial orbit

  • noun the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
    orbit.
    • he plotted the orbit of the moon
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cranial orbit

  • noun the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
    orbit; orbital cavity; eye socket.
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electron orbit

  • noun the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
    orbit.
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geostationary orbit

  • noun a geosynchronous orbit that is fixed with respect to a position on the Earth
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geosynchronous orbit

  • noun a circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hours
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Inclination of an orbit

  • noun (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
    inclination.
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  • (Astron.), the angle which the orbit makes the ecliptic.
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orbit period

  • noun the time it takes to complete one full orbit around a celestial body
    • the orbit period depends on the altitude of the satellite
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Quadrature of an orbit

  • (Astron.), a point in an orbit which is at either extremity of the latus rectum drawn through the empty focus of the orbit.
Webster 1913