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

  • noun One that orbits, especially a spacecraft that orbits a celestial body.

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  • noun an object which orbits another, especially a spacecraft that orbits a planet etc. without landing on it

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  • noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon

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