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  1. [noun] the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
    Synonyms: celestial

  2. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: sphere, domain, area, field, arena

  3. [noun] an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "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"
    Synonyms: scope, range, reach, compass, ambit

  4. [noun] the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
    Synonyms: electron

  5. [noun] the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
    Synonyms: eye socket, cranial al cavity

  6. [verb] move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
    Synonyms: revolve


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