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APHELION (aphelia)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does aphelion mean? 

APHELION (noun)
  The noun APHELION has 1 sense:

1. apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun

  Familiarity information: APHELION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APHELION (noun)


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Meaning:

Apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("aphelion" is a kind of...):

apoapsis; point of apoapsis ((astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited)

Antonym:

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


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