one of five points in the orbital plane of two bodies orbiting about their common center of gravity at which another body of small mass can be in equilibrium.
(astronomy) one of five points in the plane of revolution of two bodies in orbit around their common centre of gravity, at which a third body of negligible mass can remain in equilibrium with respect to the other two bodies
A point in space where a small body with negligible mass under the gravitational influence of two large bodies will remain at rest relative to the larger ones. In a system consisting of two large bodies (such as the Sun-Earth system or the Moon-Earth system), there are five Lagrangian points (L1 through L5). Knowledge of these points is useful in deciding where to position orbiting bodies.
[Spanish lah grahng-hah] /Spanish lɑ ˈgrɑŋ hɑ/ noun 1. See under . [sahn eel-de-fawn-saw] /sɑn ˌil dɛˈfɔn sɔ/ noun 1. a town in central Spain, near Segovia: termed the “Spanish Versailles” for its 18th-century palace (La Granja) treaty 1800. /Spanish la ˈɡraŋxa/ noun 1. another name for San Ildefonso /Spanish san ildeˈfɔnso/ noun 1. a […]
[lag-skroo] /ˈlægˌskru/ verb (used with object) 1. to fasten with a lag screw. noun 1. a heavy wood screw having a square or hexagonal head driven by a wrench. noun 1. a woodscrew with a square head
[lahg-ting] /ˈlɑgˌtɪŋ/ noun 1. See under . [stawr-ting, stohr-] /ˈstɔrˌtɪŋ, ˈstoʊr-/ noun 1. the parliament of Norway, elected by popular vote, which is divided into the upper house (Lagting) comprising one quarter of the members, and the lower house (Odelsting) comprising the rest. /ˈlɑːɡtɪŋ/ noun 1. the upper chamber of the Norwegian parliament See also […]
[lah gwahy-rah] /lɑ ˈgwaɪ rɑ/ noun 1. a seaport in N Venezuela: the port of Caracas. /Spanish la ˈɡwaira/ noun 1. the chief seaport of Venezuela, on the Caribbean. Pop: 26 669 (1990 est)