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ORBITAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does orbital mean? 

ORBITAL (adjective)
  The adjective ORBITAL has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to an orbit
2. of or relating to the eye socket

  Familiarity information: ORBITAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORBITAL (adjective)


Sense 1orbital [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to an orbit

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

orbital revolution / orbital velocity

Pertainym:

orbit (the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another)


Sense 2orbital [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the eye socket

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

orbital scale / orbital arch

Pertainym:

orbit (the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball)


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