What does perigee mean?

Definitions for perigeeˈpɛr ɪˌdʒi

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perigee

    per′i-jē, n. (astron.) the point of the moon's orbit at which it is nearest the earth—opp. to Apogee.—adjs. Perigē′al, Perigē′an. [Gr. peri, near, , the earth.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Perigee

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perigee in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perigee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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