What part of speech is “orbital”

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orbital can serve as an adjective to describe an object that is eccentric or circular in structure, usually referring to a physical object in relation to its spatial orbit or path, such as the 'orbital path of a comet'.

1. The orbital pattern of Jupiter's moon is quite large.

2. The spaceship followed an orbital path to land at its destination.

3. The asteroid has an orbital motion around Mars' orbit.

common mistakes associated with its usage are in relation to its spelling and to mistaking an orbital for an orbit.

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