Definition of Orbital motion

1. Noun. Motion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point. "Satellites in orbital rotation"

Exact synonyms: Orbital Rotation
Generic synonyms: Gyration, Revolution, Rotation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orbital Motion

orbital decompression
orbital diseases
orbital eminence of zygomatic bone
orbital exenteration
orbital fat-pad
orbital forming
orbital fractures
orbital gyri
orbital hernia
orbital implant
orbital index
orbital lamina of ethmoid bone
orbital layer of ethmoid bone
orbital margin of eyelids
orbital motion (current term)
orbital muscle
orbital neoplasms
orbital nerve
orbital opening
orbital ophthalmoplegia
orbital part of frontal bone
orbital part of lacrimal gland
orbital part of optic nerve
orbital part of orbicularis oculi muscle
orbital plane
orbital plate
orbital plate of ethmoid bone
orbital point
orbital process

Literary usage of Orbital motion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Short History of Science by William Thompson Sedgwick, Harry Walter Tyler (1917)
"orbital motion OF THE EARTH. ARISTARCHUS. — Before dealing with Hipparchus and Hero, however, we have to consider the highly interesting and significant ..."

2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1891)
"... for instance, will come under the same head, if we suppose the variations in their velocity in the line of sight to be due to orbital motion. ..."

3. Manual of Astronomy: A Text-book by Charles Augustus Young (1902)
"CHAPTER VI THE orbital motion OF THE EARTH The Apparent Motion of the Sun, anil the orbital motion of the Earth — Precession and Nutation — Aberration — The ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Again, ule kinetic energy of orbital motion is Tho kinetic energy of the planet's rotation is i(7n'. The potential energy of the system ..."

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