Simple Definition of perigee
: the point in outer space where an object traveling around the Earth (such as a satellite or the moon) is closest to the Earth
Origin of perigee
Middle French, from New Latin perigeum, from Greek perigeion, from neuter of perigeios near the earth, from peri- + gē earth
First Known Use: 1594
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