Definitions for apogeeˈæp əˌdʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•o•geeˈæp əˌdʒi(n.)

  1. the point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite at which it is farthest from the earth.

    Category: Astronomy

    Ref: Compare perigee.

  2. the highest or most exalted point; climax:

    an apogee of artistic development.

Origin of apogee:

1585–95; alter. (after F apogée) of earlier apogaeum < L < Gk apógaion (diástema) off-earth (distance), neut. of apógaios (adj.)

ap`o•ge′an(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apogee, culmination(noun)

    a final climactic stage

    "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"

  2. apogee(noun)

    apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth

Wiktionary

  1. apogee(Noun)

    The point, in an orbit about the Earth, that is furthest from the Earth: the apoapsis of an Earth orbiter.

  2. apogee(Noun)

    The point, in an orbit about any planet, that is farthest from the planet: the apoapsis of any satellite.

  3. apogee(Noun)

    The point, in any trajectory of an object in space, where it is furthest from the Earth.

  4. apogee(Noun)

    The highest point.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apogee(noun)

    that point in the orbit of the moon which is at the greatest distance from the earth

  2. Apogee(noun)

    fig.: The farthest or highest point; culmination

Freebase

  1. Apogee

    Apogee is the second full-length album by stoner metal band Bongzilla. The album was released in May 2000 by Ritual Records, and re-released in 2004 by Relapse Records. It contains three songs recorded in the studio and four recorded at a live concert.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. apogee

    The point at which a missile trajectory or a satellite orbit is farthest from the center of the gravitational field of the controlling body or bodies.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pinnacle(noun)

a high point (of achievement, success etc)

He has reached the pinnacle of his career.

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