point of apoapsis

point of apoapsis
noun
(astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
Syn: ↑apoapsis
Topics: ↑astronomy, ↑uranology
Hypernyms: ↑celestial point
Hyponyms: ↑apogee, ↑aphelion, ↑apojove, ↑aposelene, ↑apolune
Part Holonyms: ↑orbit, ↑celestial orbit

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  • point of periapsis — noun (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited • Syn: ↑periapsis • Ant: ↑point of apoapsis, ↑apoapsis (for: ↑periapsis) • Topic …   Useful english dictionary

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  • apoapsis — n. point of an orbit when a satellite (planet, star, etc.) is farthest from the body being orbited (Astronomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • celestial point — noun a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere) • Hypernyms: ↑point • Hyponyms: ↑apex, ↑solar apex, ↑apex of the sun s way, ↑antapex, ↑apoapsis, ↑point of apoapsis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • periapsis — noun (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited • Syn: ↑point of periapsis • Ant: ↑point of apoapsis (for: ↑point of periapsis), ↑apoapsis …   Useful english dictionary

  • uranology — noun the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole • Syn: ↑astronomy • Derivationally related forms: ↑uranologist, ↑astronomic (for: ↑astronomy), ↑astronomical ( …   Useful english dictionary

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