apocenter
The furthest point of an astronomical object in an elliptical orbit to its center of attraction (the principal focus of the ellipse)

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  • apocenter — apocentric, adj. apocentricity /ap euh sen tris i tee/, n. /ap euh sen teuhr/, n. Astron. the point in the orbit of a heavenly body farthest from a primary other than the earth or the sun. Cf. pericenter. [1900 05; APO + CENTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • apocenter — n. furthest point in the orbit of a small heavenly body from the larger body around which it revolves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apocenter — ap·o·cen·ter …   English syllables

  • apocenter — ˈapəˌ noun ( s) Etymology: apo + center, centre : the point of an orbit farthest from the center of attraction * * * apocentric, adj. apocentricity /ap euh sen tris i tee/, n. /ap euh sen teuhr/, n …   Useful english dictionary

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