Definitions for orbitalˈɔr bɪ tl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or•bit•alˈɔr bɪ tl(adj.)
of or pertaining to an orbit.
Category: Physics, Aerospace, Astronomy
(n.)a wave function describing the state of a single electron in an atom or in a molecule. the electron in that state.
Origin of orbital:
1535–45; < NL, ML orbitālis; see orbit , -al1
of or relating to an orbit
"orbital revolution"; "orbital velocity"
of or relating to the eye socket
"orbital scale"; "orbital arch"
A specification of the energy and probability density of an electron at any point in an atom or molecule.
An orbital motorway.
Of or relating to an orbit.
Of or relating to the eye socket (eyehole).
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.
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