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Lagrangian point


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

  • n. Astronomy Any of five points, stable with respect to gravitational forces and in the orbital plane of two bodies, one of which is much larger than the other. A third, smaller body placed at one of these points will remain in equilibrium with respect to the other two bodies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of Lagrange point.


After Comte Joseph Louis Lagrange.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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