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ap·o·gee / ˈapəjē/ • n. Astron. the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is furthest from the earth. The opposite of perigee. ∎ fig. the highest point in the development of something; the climax or culmination of something. ORIGIN: late 16th cent.: from French apogée or modern Latin apogaeum, from Greek apogaion (diastēma) ‘(distance) away from earth,’ from apo ‘from’ + gaia, ‘earth.’

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apogee

apogee (astron.) point of a planet's orbit at which it is farthest from the earth. XVII (XVI in L. form). — F. apogée or modL. apogæum, -eum — Gr. apógeion, sb. use (sc. diástēma distance) of n. of adj. apógeios far from the earth, f. APO- + earth.

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apogee

apogee The point in the orbit of the Moon (or any artificial satellite), that is most distant from the Earth. Compare PERIGEE.

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apogee

apogee (ăp´əjē), point farthest from the earth in the orbit of a body about the earth. See apsis.

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