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noun orbit pronunciation in British English /ˈɔː(r)bɪt/ 
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pluralorbits

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  1. 1
    [countable] astronomy the path that is taken by an object moving around a larger object in space

    the planet's orbit around the sun

    in orbit (=moving around a larger object):

    Space stations are designed to remain in orbit for years.

  2. 2
    [singular] an area in which someone or something has power or influence

    For many years the region remained within the orbit of imperial Rome.

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