orbital rotation


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orbital rotation - motion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point; "satellites in orbital rotation"
gyration, revolution, rotation - a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The first was a modification of the conditioning stimuli: dim orange light and very slow orbital rotation. The second blocking stimulus tested consisted of rotating the tray containing the animals upside down and, after 5 s, rotating it upright again (rotational block).
Because the yearly orbital rotation of the Earth about the Sun slightly effects [v.sub.C] [9] predictions for four months throughout the year are shown in Fig.
Co-evolved binaries are likely to be tidally locked, meaning the spin of each star is matched to its orbital rotation, causing the pair of black holes to have their spin axes lined up like most of the planets in the solar system.