noun: the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another ("He plotted the orbit of the moon")
noun: the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
noun: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control ("In the political orbit of a world power")
verb: move in an orbit

"If we take a pendulum which goes from side to side 60 times in a minute, and another which goes from side to side 120 times in a minute, these two pendulums while oscillating will come to their first position 30 times during the minute. Now, if an oscillation is to be considered a natural operation, like the revolution of a wheel, or that of a planet in its orbit, which is completed when it returns to the place where the revolution began, then the pendulum's oscillation is not completed till it returns to the place of starting; and thus defined the oscillations of these two pendulums in the minute are not 60 and 120, but 30 and 60; 30 is the unit of measure in this case - 30 is the 1, and 60 is the 2; and this would establish the ratio of 1 to 2 in these two pendulums. And what is true in the ratio of 1 to 2 is true also of every other ratio, in this respect. This is a natural basis to work on, and defines the oscillation of a pendulum to be its excursion from extreme to extreme and back." [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 25]

See Also

Etheric Orbital Rotations
Figure 9.11 - Compression Wave with expanded and contracted Orbits
orbital angular momentum
Orbital Plane
orbital speed
spin-orbit coupling
Tripartite Motion of Earth
12.23 - Time orbit period
12.38 - Orbital revolution
9.23 - Circular Harmonic Orbit
9.24 - Elliptical Enharmonic Orbit
9.26 - Orbital Phases

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