Definitions for perigeeˈpɛr ɪˌdʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•i•geeˈpɛr ɪˌdʒi(n.)

  1. the point in the orbit of a heavenly body, esp. the moon, or of an artificial satellite at which it is nearest to the earth. See illus. at apogee.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of perigee:

1585–95; < F perigée < NL perigēum, perigaeum < Gk perígeion (sēmeîon limit), neut. of perígeios near, of the earth



Princeton's WordNet

  1. perigee(noun)

    periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth


  1. perigee(Noun)

    The point, in an orbit about the Earth, that is closest to the Earth: the periapsis of an Earth orbiter.

  2. perigee(Noun)

    The point, in an orbit about any planet, that is closest to the planet: the periapsis of any satellite.

  3. perigee(Noun)

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

  4. Origin: Via , ultimately from περί + γῆ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perigee(noun)

    alt. of Perigeum

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Perigee

    the point in the orbit of the moon or a planet nearest the earth.


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