What does apogee mean?

Definitions for apogeeˈæp əˌdʒi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apogee, culmination(noun)

    a final climactic stage

    "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"

  2. apogee(noun)

    apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth


  1. apogee(Noun)

    The point, in an orbit about the Earth, that is furthest from the Earth: the apoapsis of an Earth orbiter.

  2. apogee(Noun)

    The point, in an orbit about any planet, that is farthest from the planet: the apoapsis of any satellite.

  3. apogee(Noun)

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

  4. apogee(Noun)

    The highest point.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apogee(noun)

    that point in the orbit of the moon which is at the greatest distance from the earth

  2. Apogee(noun)

    fig.: The farthest or highest point; culmination

  3. Origin: [Gr. from the earth; from + , , earth: cf. F. apoge.]


  1. Apogee

    Apogee is the second full-length album by stoner metal band Bongzilla. The album was released in May 2000 by Ritual Records, and re-released in 2004 by Relapse Records. It contains three songs recorded in the studio and four recorded at a live concert.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apogee

    ap′o-jē, n. properly the greatest distance of the earth from any of the heavenly bodies (the earth being regarded as the centre of the universe in the old Ptolemaic astronomy), now restricted to the sun and moon, the sun's apogee corresponding to the earth's aphelion, and the moon's being the point of its orbit farthest from the earth: the highest point, climax—opp. to Perigee.—adjs. Apogæ′ic, Apogē′an; Apogeotrop′ic, turning away from the ground (of leaves, &c.).—adv. Apogeotrop′ically.—n. Apogeōt′ropism. [Gr. apogaion; apo, from, , the earth.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. apogee

    The point at which a missile trajectory or a satellite orbit is farthest from the center of the gravitational field of the controlling body or bodies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apogee in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apogee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. John Duffield:

    It didn't seem like he had reached the apogee of his career, i don't know if it'll be relegated to a footnote, but maybe only one chapter in a lengthy book of accomplishments.

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