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

  • adjective Of or relating to an orbit.
  • noun The wave function of an electron in an atom or molecule, indicating the electron's probable location.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In zoology and anatomy, of or pertaining to the orbit of the eye; orbitar or orbitary; circumocular.
  • The thin horizontal plate of the frontal hone on both sides forming the roof of the orbit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to an orbit.
  • adjective (Anat.) in the skull, the ratio of the vertical height to the transverse width of the orbit, which is taken as the standard, equal to 100.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to an orbit.
  • adjective Of or relating to the eye socket (eyehole).
  • noun physics A specification of the energy and probability density of an electron at any point in an atom or molecule.
  • noun An orbital motorway.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to the eye socket
  • adjective of or relating to an orbit

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