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orrery

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noun or·rery \ˈȯr-ər-ē, ˈär-\

Definition of orrery

plural or·rer·ies

  1. :  an apparatus showing the relative positions and motions of bodies in the solar system by balls moved by a clockwork



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Origin of orrery

Charles Boyle †1731 4th Earl of Orrery


First Known Use: 1713


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