What does perihelion mean?

Definitions for perihelionˌpɛr əˈhi li ən, -ˈhil yən; -ˈhi li ə, -ˈhil yə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perihelion(noun)

    periapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun


  1. perihelion(Noun)

    The point in the elliptical orbit of a planet or comet etc. where it is nearest to the Sun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perihelion(noun)

    alt. of Perihelium

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perihelion

    per-i-hē′li-on, n. the point of the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is nearest to the sun—opp. to Aphelion.—Also Perihē′lium. [Gr. peri, near, hēlios, the sun.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Perihelion

    the point on the orbit of a planet or comet nearest the sun.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perihelion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perihelion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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