What does orbital mean?

Definitions for orbitalˈɔr bɪ tl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word orbital.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orbital(adj)

    of or relating to an orbit

    "orbital revolution"; "orbital velocity"

  2. orbital(adj)

    of or relating to the eye socket

    "orbital scale"; "orbital arch"


  1. orbital(Noun)

    A specification of the energy and probability density of an electron at any point in an atom or molecule.

  2. orbital(Noun)

    An orbital motorway.

  3. orbital(Adjective)

    Of or relating to an orbit.

  4. orbital(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the eye socket (eyehole).


  1. Orbital

    Orbital are an English electronic dance music duo from Sevenoaks, Kent consisting of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll. Their career initially ran from 1989 until 2004, but in 2009 they announced that they would be reforming and headlining The Big Chill, in addition to a number of other live shows in 2009. The band's name was taken from Greater London's orbital motorway, the M25, which was central to the early rave scene and party network in the South East during the early days of acid house. Orbital were both critically and commercially successful, and known particularly for their element of live improvisation during shows, a rarity among techno acts. They were initially influenced by early electro and punk rock.

Suggested Resources

  1. orbital

    Song lyrics by orbital -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by orbital on the Lyrics.com website.

Anagrams for orbital »

  1. tar boil, tar-boil

  2. Tar boil

  3. Tar-boil


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orbital in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orbital in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bruce Banerdt:

    Everything else about the mission is ready to go, and we are already starting to work toward the possibility of continuing on to Mars at the next orbital opportunity in 2018.

  2. Ian Crawford:

    It's entirely possible that when we really explore the moon properly we will find higher concentrations of some of these materials … materials that are not resolvable by orbital remote sensing.

  3. Elon Musk:

    The first time I took a week off, the Orbital Sciences rocket exploded and Richard Branson’s rocket exploded, in that same week, the second time I took a week off, my rocket exploded. The lesson here is don’t take a week off.

  4. Brett Kennedy:

    We intend to spin the technologies developed for the terrestrial RoboSimian back out to applications in space, these tasks include assembly and maintenance of orbital structures; exploration of low-gravity bodies like asteroids, comets, and moons; exploration of caves and cliffs on Mars or our moon; and even preconstruction of habitats wherever humans care to venture in the solar system.

  5. Matija Cuk:

    But that fact allows us to use computer simulations to tease out the history of Saturn’s inner moons, doing so, we find that they were most likely born during the most recent 2 percent of the planet’s history. Related : Saturn's largest moon Titan is bursting with color Researchers had long thought Saturn’s rings were as old as the planet itself. But that thinking changed in 2012, when French astronomers found that tidal effects – the gravitational interaction of the inner moons with fluids deep in Saturn’s interior – are causing them to spiral to larger orbital radii comparatively quickly. The implication, given their present positions, is that these moons, and presumably the rings, are not so old. That still did n’t answer exactly when they were born. Cuk and his team turned to results from NASA’s Cassini mission, which has observed ice geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Assuming that the energy powering these geysers comes directly from tidal interactions and that Enceladus ’ level of geothermal activity is more or less constant, then the tides within Saturn are quite strong. According to the team’s analysis, these would move the satellite by the small amount indicated by the simulations in only about 100 million years. Related : Cassini probe takes' cosmic bulls-eye' of Saturn moons Enceladus, Tethys This would date the formation of the major moons of Saturn, with the exception of more distant Titan and Iapetus, to the relatively recent Cretaceous Period, the era of the dinosaurs.

Images & Illustrations of orbital

  1. orbitalorbitalorbital

Translations for orbital

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for orbital »


Find a translation for the orbital definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these orbital definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"orbital." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 20 Oct. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/orbital>.

Are we missing a good definition for orbital? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for orbital:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.