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orbitalor‧bit‧al1 /ˈɔːbɪtl $ ˈɔːr-/ adjective  1 AROUND/ROUNDrelating to the orbit of one object around another the Earth’s orbital path2 British EnglishTTR an orbital road goes around a large city the M25, London’s orbital motorway
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orbitalAccording to Newtonian mechanics the orbital decay for an isolated binary consisting of compact stars is expected to be immeasurably small.Incidentally, there is nothing in the pro-gram that recognizes the existence of orbital families and clustering of impacts.Any and all data regarding lunar orbital motions might be grist for creating the tables navigators needed.Inserting the values of the orbital parameters measured by Taylor and his colleagues, given in Section 8.6, yields.The orbital periods are again mostly about three to five years.Because of these orbital properties, some of these bodies have very short expected orbital lifetimes before colliding with Earth.This is still a relatively light machine, but the weight is equivalent to a conventional half-sheet orbital sander.
orbitalorbital2 noun [countable] British English  a road that goes around a large city to keep the traffic away from the centre syn ring road
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