orbital

See also: Orbital

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin orbitālis, from orbita (a track or rut; a circuit, orbit) +‎ -ālis (-al, adjectival suffix), equivalent to orbit +‎ -al. Doublet of orbitalis.

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orbital (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to, or forming an orbit (such as the orbit of a moon, planet, or spacecraft).
  2. (anatomy) Of or relating to the eye socket (eyehole).
  3. (chiefly Britain) (of roads, railways) Passing around the outside of an urban area.
    The M25 is an orbital motorway around London.
    • 2019 October 23, Rail, pages 22, 23:
      The rail orbital routes outside of the M25 and South Coast are challenging. The corridors aren't particularly reliable, and in some places they don't exist. [...] But the reliability and journey times, particularly on the orbital routes: one train an hour from Gatwick Airport to Reading? Surely we can do better than that?

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orbital (plural orbitals)

  1. (chiefly Britain) Ellipsis of orbital motorway.
  2. (physics) A specification of the energy and probability density of one or more electrons at any point in an atom or molecule, and can be represented as a wave function.
    Hyponyms: antibonding orbital, atomic orbital, bonding orbital, hybrid orbital, frontier orbital, molecular orbital

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orbital (masculine and feminine plural orbitals)

  1. orbital (of or relating to an orbit)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From orbite +‎ -al.

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  • (file)

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orbital (feminine singular orbitale, masculine plural orbitaux, feminine plural orbitales)

  1. orbital

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orbital m or f (plural orbitais)

  1. orbital

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orbital (not comparable)

  1. orbital

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: or‧bi‧tal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

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orbital m or f (plural orbitais, not comparable)

  1. (astrophysics) orbital (of or relating to an orbit)
  2. (anatomy) orbital (of or relating to the eye socket)

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From French orbital

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orbital m or n (feminine singular orbitală, masculine plural orbitali, feminine and neuter plural orbitale)

  1. orbital

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  • IPA(key): /oɾbiˈtal/, [oɾ.β̞iˈt̪al]

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orbital (plural orbitales)

  1. orbital (of or relating to an orbit)
    Synonym: orbitario
  2. (anatomy) orbital (of or relating to the eye socket)
    Synonym: orbitario

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orbital m (plural orbitales)

  1. (chemistry) orbital

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