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Meaning of APHELION

Pronunciation:  u'feeleeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun
 

APHELION is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Antonyms: perihelion
 
 See Also: apoapsis, point of apoapsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*phel"ion\ (?; 277), n.; pl. {Aphelia}. [Gr. ? + ?
sun.] (Astron.)
That point of a planet's or comet's orbit which is most
distant from the sun, the opposite point being the
perihelion.

 

 

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