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Related to orbital: Electron orbital
Of or relating to an orbit.
The wave function of an electron in an atom or molecule, indicating the electron's probable location.
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1. of or denoting an orbit
2. (of a motorway or major road circuit) circling a large city
3. (Atomic Physics) a region surrounding an atomic nucleus in which the probability distribution of the electrons is given by a wave function
4. (Atomic Physics) an orbital road
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or•bit•al(ˈɔr bɪ tl)
1. of or pertaining to an orbit.n.
a. a wave function describing the state of a single electron in an atom or in a molecule.
b. the electron in that state.
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The region within the shell of an atom in which an electron is most likely to be found. One or more orbitals make up each electron shell.
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|Adj.||1.||orbital - of or relating to an orbit; "orbital revolution"; "orbital velocity"|
|2.||orbital - of or relating to the eye socket; "orbital scale"; "orbital arch"|
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n (also orbital motorway) → Ringautobahn f
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orbital[ˈɔːbɪtəl] n (also orbital motorway) → raccordo anulare
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a. orbital. rel. a la órbita;
___ fractures → fracturas ___ -es.
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