- 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.
- the point farthest from the earth in the orbit of the moon or of a man-made satellite
- the highest or farthest point
Origin of apogeeFrench apogée ; from Medieval Latin apogaeum ; from Classical Greek apogaion ; from apo-, from + gaia, gē, earth
- a. Astronomy The point in an orbit around the planet Earth where the orbiting body is farthest from the planet.b. The analogous point in an orbit around a celestial body other than Earth. Not in technical use.
- 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 of apogeeFrench apogée, from New Latin apogaeum, from Greek apogaion, from neuter of apogaios, far from the earth : apo-, apo- + gaia, earth.
- (astronomy) The point, in an orbit about the Earth, that is furthest from the Earth: the apoapsis of an Earth orbiter.
- (astronomy, more generally) The point, in an orbit about any planet, that is farthest from the planet: the apoapsis of any satellite.
- (perhaps archaic except astrology) The point, in any trajectory of an object in space, where it is furthest from the Earth.
- (figuratively) The highest point.
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.