Complete Definition of "apogee"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-apogee.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
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  1. astronomy In an orbit around the Earth, the point that is most distant from the Earth.
  2. astronomy rfv-sense More generally, the point in an orbit that is most distant from the center.
  3. The highest point.

#*2004 March 22, w:The New Yorker|The New Yorker,
#*:The cult of the chief executive reached its apogee in the nineteen-nineties, a period when C.E.O.s seemed not so much to serve their companies as to embody them.

Antonyms
i-c|a point in an orbit around the Earth perigee
i-c|a point in an orbit perigee

Translations
trans-top|a point in an orbit around the Earth
Albanian: t|sq|apogje|xs=Albanian
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German: t|de|Apogäum n
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See also
aphelion

Category:Greek derivations

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