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plural apoapses or apoapsides
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: the apsis that is farthest from the center of attraction : the high point in an orbit compare periapsis

Word History


New Latin, from apo- + apsis

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apoapsis was in 1876

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“Apoapsis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apoapsis. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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