Definitions for: Apogee


[n] apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth
[n] a final climactic stage; "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ap"o*gee, n. [Gr. ? from the earth; ? from + ?, ?,
earth: cf. F. apog['e]e.]
1. (Astron.) That point in the orbit of the moon which is at
the greatest distance from the earth.

Note: Formerly, on the hypothesis that the earth is in the
center of the system, this name was given to that point
in the orbit of the sun, or of a planet, which was
supposed to be at the greatest distance from the earth.

2. Fig.: The farthest or highest point; culmination.

Synonyms: culmination

Antonyms: perigee

See Also: apoapsis, phase, point of apoapsis, stage

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