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Ulysses
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perturbation of the orbit Define
physics or astronomy: a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
  • What qualifying considerations allayed his perturbations?
  • …softer skin if unexpectedly encountering female acquaintances in remote places at incustomary hours: quiet reflections upon the course of the day: a cleaner sensation when awaking after a fresher sleep since matutinal noises, premonitions and perturbations, a clattered milkcan, a postman’s double knock, a paper read, reread while lathering, relathering the same spot, a shock, a shoot, with thought of aught he sought though fraught with nought might cause a faster rate of shaving and a…

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  • If the perturbations are small, the procedure should work.
  • The planet, Neptune, was discovered after its existence was predicted by perturbations in Uranus’ orbit.

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  • From the reports of eyewitnesses it transpires that the seismic waves were accompanied by a violent atmospheric perturbation of cyclonic character.
  • He stated that this had greatly perturbed his peace of mind in the other region and earnestly requested that his desire should be made known.

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as in: she was perturbed Define
to disturb in mind or make uneasy
perturbation of the orbit Define
physics or astronomy: a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
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