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Meaning of PERIHELION

Pronunciation:  `peru'heeleeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  periapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun
 

PERIHELION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Antonyms: aphelion
 
 See Also: periapsis, point of periapsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per`i*hel"ion\, Perihelium \Per`i*he"li*um\, n.; pl.
{Perihelia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? about, near + ? the sun.]
(Astron.)
That point of the orbit of a planet or comet which is nearest
to the sun; -- opposed to {aphelion}.

 

 

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