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Lagrangian point

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Astronomy Any of five points in the orbital plane of two bodies, one of which is much larger than the other, at which a third, even smaller body will remain in gravitational equilibrium. Bodies located at Lagrangian points appear stationary with respect to the larger two bodies.

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  • noun astrophysics Alternative form of Lagrange point.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Comte Joseph Louis Lagrange.]

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