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orbital

[′ȯr·bəd·əl]
(atomic physics)
The space-dependent part of the Schrödinger wave function of an electron in an atom or molecule in an approximation such that each electron has a definite wave function, independent of the other electrons.
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This flight marked the 23rd successful flight of the Orbital ATK retro motors.
However, the orbital wave functions in those structures may be so sprawling and complex that perturbing them with a laser may yield emissions so tainted with extraneous information that scientists won't be able to make sense of them.
A 37-year-old woman came to us with a 2-day history of positional right orbital pain and lower-eyelid ecchymosis.
A marked proptosis and a mass were seen in the left orbital apex area, and the medial aspect of the left orbit was clouded.
When Earth's orbital cycles conspire to weaken summer sunlight near the Arctic Circle, snow can accumulate from one winter to the next.
4] In the two cases he reported, asymptomatic mucoceles were the cause of orbital floor destruction, which resulted in a prolapse of the orbital contents, with associated ocular findings only.
These results, they argue, back up the orbital explanation of the ice ages.