What does orbit mean?

Looking for the meaning or definition of the word orbit? Here's what it means.

  1. A circular or elliptical path of one object around another object.
  2. A sphere of influence; an area of control.
  3. The course of one's usual progression, or the extent of one's typical range.
  4. (anatomy) The bony cavity containing the eyeball; the eye socket.
  5. (physics) A mathematical function that describes the wave-like behavior of an electron in an atom; area of the highest probability of electron´s occurrence around the atom's nucleus.
  6. (mathematics) A collection of points related by the evolution function of a dynamical system.
  7. (geometry, group theory) The subset of elements of a set X to which a given element can be moved by members of a specified group of transformations that act on X.
  1. To circle or revolve around another object.
  2. To move around the general vicinity of something.
  3. To place an object into an orbit around a planet.
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