Orbital meaning

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Of or relating to an orbit.
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The wave function of an electron in an atom or molecule, indicating the electron's probable location.
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A partial description of the quantum state of an electron (or other particle) orbiting the nucleus of an atom. Different orbitals have different shapes and orientations, depending on the energy of the electron, its angular momentum, and its magnetic number. Orbitals have no clear boundaries; the shape of an orbital, as depicted graphically, shows only the regions around the nucleus in which an electron has a relatively high probability of being found. No more than two electrons (each with opposite spin) can coexist in a single orbital because of the Pauli exclusion principle.
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Of or relating to an orbit.
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Of or relating to the eye socket (eyehole).
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(physics) A specification of the energy and probability density of an electron at any point in an atom or molecule.
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An orbital motorway.
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