Definition of orbital noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɔːbɪtl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrbɪtl//
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(British English) a very large ring road, especially if it is a motorway the M25 London orbital See related entries: Types of road Word Originmid 16th cent. (referring to the eye socket): probably from medieval Latin orbitalis, from Latin orbita ‘course, track’ (in medieval Latin ‘eye socket’), feminine of orbitus ‘circular’, from orbis ‘ring’.

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