orbīta

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See also: orbita, órbita, òrbita, and orbītā

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin orbita (track, path, impression, mark), from Latin orbis (ring, circle, world), itself of uncertain origin.

Noun[edit]

orbīta f (4th declension)

  1. (astrophysics) orbit (path of one object, especially celestial bodies, around another)
    mēness orbīta — the orbit of the Moon
    orbītas slīpumsorbital inclination
    aprēķināt orbītu — to calculate the orbit
    pacelt orbītā starpplanētu kuģi — to lift a space ship into orbit
  2. (physics) orbit (trajectory of electrons around the atomic nucleus, or of charged particles in a particle accelerator)
    alfa daļiņas orbīta — the orbit of the alpha particles
  3. (anatomy) orbit, eye socket (opening in the skull where the eye fits)
    #: acs dobums jeb orbīta ir veidota no kaula, tajā ieguļ acs ābols, tā saišu un tā palīgmehānismi, asinsvadi un nervi — the eye socket or orbit is made of bone, in it is located the eyeball and its helping mechanisms, blood vessels and nerves

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