Definitions for perigeeˈpɛr ɪˌdʒi
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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
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the point in the orbit of the moon or a planet nearest the earth.
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