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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-bit]
    • /ˈɔr bɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-bit]
    • /ˈɔr bɪt/

Definitions of orbitary word

  • noun orbitary the curved path, usually elliptical, described by a planet, satellite, spaceship, etc., around a celestial body, as the sun. 1
  • noun orbitary the usual course of one's life or range of one's activities. 1
  • noun orbitary the sphere of power or influence, as of a nation or person: a small nation in the Russian orbit. 1
  • noun orbitary Physics. (in Bohr theory) the path traced by an electron revolving around the nucleus of an atom. 1
  • noun orbitary an orb or sphere. 1
  • noun orbitary Anatomy. the bony cavity of the skull that contains the eye; eye socket. the eye. 1

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Origin of orbitary

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin orbita wheel track, course, circuit

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Parts of speech for Orbitary


orbitary popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

orbitary usage trend in Literature

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