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Meaning of APOGEE

Pronunciation:  'apu`jee

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

APOGEE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: culmination
 Antonyms: perigee
 See Also: apoapsis, phase, point of apoapsis, stage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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