orbital rotation

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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"
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With the new generation of the Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition we offer full motorization of a mobile C-arm in four axes: horizontal, vertical, orbital rotation and in angulation.
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The insatiable thirst of the world's burgeoning billions has caused a spurt of dam building in temperate regions in the past 40 years, and a scientist with NASA has found that the reservoirs are affecting Earth's orbital rotation.
This compact, variable speed, fixed angle rotator features 3D orbital rotation, reciprocation and vibration - all in one product - making it ideal for a variety of mixing applications including immuno precipitations and treatment of adherent tissue cultures in small volumes.