mean distance

noun

: the arithmetical mean of the maximum and minimum distances of an orbiting celestial object from its primary

Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mean distance was in 1788

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“Mean distance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mean%20distance. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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