Apogee meaning

ăpə-jē
The highest or farthest point.
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The point farthest from Earth's center in the orbit of the Moon or an artificial satellite.
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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.

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The point farthest from the earth in the orbit of the moon or of a man-made satellite.
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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.

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The farthest or highest point; the apex.
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The point in an orbit that is most distant from the body being orbited.
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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.
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(astronomy) The point, in an orbit about the Earth, that is furthest from the Earth: the apoapsis of an Earth orbiter.
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(astronomy, more generally) The point, in an orbit about any planet, that is farthest from the planet: the apoapsis of any satellite.
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(perhaps archaic except astrology) The point, in any trajectory of an object in space, where it is furthest from the Earth.
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(figuratively) The highest point.
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Origin of apogee

  • French apogée from New Latin apogaeum from Greek apogaion from neuter of apogaios far from the earth apo- apo- gaia earth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French apogée, from Latin apogaeum, apogeum, from Ancient Greek ἀπόγειον (apogeion, “away from Earth”), from ἀπό (apo, “away”) + γῆ (gē, “Earth”).

    From Wiktionary