Definitions for perigeeˈpɛr ɪˌdʒi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Origin of perigee:
1585–95; < F perigée < NL perigēum, perigaeum < Gk perígeion (sēmeîon limit), neut. of perígeios near, of the earth
periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth
The point, in an orbit about the Earth, that is closest to the Earth: the periapsis of an Earth orbiter.
The point, in an orbit about any planet, that is closest to the planet: the periapsis of any satellite.
The point, in any trajectory of an object in space, where it is closest to the Earth.
Origin: Via , ultimately from περί + γῆ.
alt. of Perigeum
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the point in the orbit of the moon or a planet nearest the earth.
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