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  • In astronomy the word denotes the angular distance of a body from the pericentre of the orbit in which it is moving.
  • Let AB be the major axis of the orbit, B the pericentre, F the focus or centre of motion, P the position of the body.
  • Starting from the pericentre, it is completed on the return to the pericentre.
  • If the pericentre is fixed, this is an actual revolution; but if it moves the anomalistic revolution is greater or less than a complete circumference.
  • From the properties of the ellipse, A is the pericentre or nearest point of the orbit to the centre of attraction and B the apocentre or most distant point.

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