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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apogee, culminationnoun

    a final climactic stage

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

  2. apogeenoun

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


  1. apogeenoun

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

  2. apogeenoun

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

  3. apogeenoun

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

  4. apogeenoun

    The highest point.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. APOGÆON, Apogee, APOGEUMnoun

    A point in the heavens, in which the sun, or a planet, is at the greatest distance possible from the earth in its whole revolution. The ancient astronomers regarding the earth as the centre of the system, chiefly regarded the apogæon and perigæon, which the moderns, making the sun the centre, change for the aphelion and perihelion. Ephraim Chambers

    Etymology: from ἀπὸ, from, and γὴ, the earth.

    Thy sin is in his apogæon placed,
    And when it moveth next, must needs descend. Edward Fairfax.

    It is not yet agreed in what time, precisely, the apogeum absolveth one degree. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. vi. c. i.


  1. apogee

    An apsis (from Ancient Greek ἁψίς (hapsís) 'arch, vault'; pl. apsides AP-sih-deez) is the farthest or nearest point in the orbit of a planetary body about its primary body. For example, the apsides of the Sun are called the aphelion and perihelion.


  1. apogee

    The term "apogee" refers to the highest or farthest point in the orbit of a celestial body, such as a satellite or a spacecraft, when it is farthest from the Earth. It is the opposite of perigee, which is the closest point to Earth in the orbit. Apogee is commonly used to describe the maximum height or culmination of something, such as the peak of success or achievement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apogeenoun

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

  2. Apogeenoun

    fig.: The farthest or highest point; culmination

  3. Etymology: [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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. apogee

    That point of the moon's orbit which is furthest from the earth; the opposite of perigee. The apogee of the sun is synonymous with the aphelion of the earth. The word is also used as a general term to express the greatest distance of any heavenly body from the earth.

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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

Examples of apogee in a Sentence

  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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