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Meaning of orbit

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial
           body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit
           of the moon" [syn: {orbit}, {celestial orbit}]
      2: a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere
         is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out
         of my orbit" [syn: {sphere}, {domain}, {area}, {orbit},
         {field}, {arena}]
      3: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or
         control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a
         greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal
         legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within
         the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the
         law"; "in the political orbit of a world power" [syn:
         {scope}, {range}, {reach}, {orbit}, {compass}, {ambit}]
      4: the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom [syn:
         {orbit}, {electron orbit}]
      5: the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball [syn:
         {eye socket}, {orbit}, {cranial orbit}, {orbital cavity}]
      v 1: move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The
           planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the
           nucleus" [syn: {orb}, {orbit}, {revolve}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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