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PERIGEE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does perigee mean? 

PERIGEE (noun)
  The noun PERIGEE has 1 sense:

1. periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth

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


 Dictionary entry details 


PERIGEE (noun)


Sense 1perigee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

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

periapsis; point of periapsis ((astronomy) the point in as orbit closest to the body being orbited)

Antonym:

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


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