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Definition of orbit noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a curved path followed by a planet or an object as it moves around another planet, star, moon, etc. the earth's orbit around the sun a space station in orbit around the moon A new satellite has been put into orbit around the earth.
  2. 2[singular] an area that a particular person, organization, etc. deals with or is able to influence to come/fall/be within someone's orbit
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: orbit

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