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suborbital

[suhb-awr-bi-tl] /sʌbˈɔr bɪ tl/
adjective
1.
(of a spacecraft) not in orbit; not achieving an altitude and velocity resulting in a ballistic trajectory circling the earth at least once.
2.
Anatomy. situated below the orbit of the eye.
Origin of suborbital
1815-1825
1815-25; sub- + orbital
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suborbital

/sʌbˈɔːbɪtəl/
adjective
1.
(of a rocket, missile, etc) having a flight path that is less than one complete orbit of the earth or other celestial body
2.
(anatomy) situated beneath the orbit of the eye
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suborbital in Medicine

suborbital sub·or·bit·al (sŭb-ôr'bĭ-tl)
adj.
Situated on or below the floor of the orbit of the eye. n.
A suborbital part, such as a bone, nerve, or cartilage.

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