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orb

Obsolete or poetic
a. a celestial body, esp the earth or sun
b. the orbit of a celestial body
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Orb

A plain circular boss, used as a decorative accent, where two or more ribs of a vault cross each other.
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ORB

[ȯrb or ¦ō¦är′bē]
(computer science)
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orb

1. A plain circular boss, as a decorative accent where two or more ribs (of a vault) cross.
2. The medieval name for the tracery of blank windows or stone panels.
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ORB

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ORB

(Object Request Broker) Software that handles the communication of messages from the requesting program (client) to the object as well as any return values from the object back to the calling program. See CORBA and DCOM. See also ORB disk.
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