- the straight line joining two bodies in relative orbital motion, as the line from the sun to a planet at any point in its orbit.
- the distance between two such bodies at any point in the orbit.
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By “the Internet,” they meant the people within a seven-cubicle radius of the person who wrote that blog post.The Outrage Over Beyonce’s Bettie Page Bangs: Why the Media Must Stop Objectifying Women|Phoebe Robinson|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To some extent, it seems, “the law enforcement vector” contributed to the radicalization of Abu Omar.ISIS Is Putin’s Problem, Too, and This Chechen Is One Reason Why.|Anna Nemtsova|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The adenovirus he received was simply a vector, bringing a missing gene to his cell.
Soon even the closest spectators, right at the edge of my empty radius, turned and looked at me.
Another requirement was that the Colombian National Police would not be permitted within a 12-mile radius of his prison.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And from my roost I could note the passing of anything bigger than a buffalo yearling, within a radius of at least six miles.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Some of them, stronger than others, sent roots for a radius of a hundred miles, others for a few leagues and no more.Old Friends Are the Best|Jack Sharkey
General Steuben observing the large radius of camp concluded that Cornwallis' entire force was across the river.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
There are a good many neighbours within a radius of five miles; the trains to town are not all that could be wished.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
A very dense fog enveloped everything, confining the view of surrounding objects to a radius of about fifty yards.