- The definition of an apogee is the outermost point of the moon's or a satellite’s orbit.
The place in the moon’s orbit where it stops traveling away from the earth and begins traveling towards the earth is an example of its apogee.
- Apogee is defined as the top or climax of something.
The year a race horse won the Triple Crown would be an example of the apogee of his career.
apogee definition by Webster's New World
- the point farthest from the earth in the orbit of the moon or of a man-made satellite
- the highest or farthest point
Origin: French apogée ; from Midieval Latin apogaeum ; from Classical Greek apogaion ; from apo-, from plush gaia, gē, earth
apogee definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite most distant from the center of the earth.b. The point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited.
- The farthest or highest point; the apex: “The golden age of American sail, which began with the fast clipper ships in 1848, reached its apogee in the Gold Rush years” (Los Angeles Times).
Origin: French apogée, from New Latin apogaeum, from Greek apogaion, from neuter of apogaios, far from the earth : apo-, apo- + gaia, earth.
- apˌo·geˈan adjective
apogee - Computer Definition
The farthest point. It often refers to the point at which a commercial satellite is farthest from the earth in its elliptical orbit. The "perigee" is the point closest to the earth.
apogee - Cultural Definition
apogee - Science Definition