Definition of Antapex

1. Noun. The point opposite in direction from the solar apex; the point the solar system is moving away from.

Generic synonyms: Celestial Point
Antonyms: Apex



Definition of Antapex

1. Noun. (astronomy) The point opposite the solar apex ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antapex

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antagonizing
antagony
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antalgic
antalgic gait
antalgics
antalkali
antalkalies
antalkaline
antalkalis
antambulacral
antanaclasis
antanagoge
antapex (current term)
antaphrodisiacs
antaphroditic
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antapoplectic
antar
antara
antarafacial
antarafacially
antaras
antarchist
antarchists
antarctic regions
antarcticite

Literary usage of Antapex

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"The arrow-heads would all point to that intersection of the great circles which is the antapex of the solar motion, and the other point of intersection of ..."

2. General Astronomy by Harold Spencer Jones (1922)
"If the proper-motion of each star is resolved into two components, one towards the solar antapex and the other at right angles to it, the mean parallax of a ..."

3. Stellar Motions: With Special Reference to Motions Determined by Means of by William Wallace Campbell (1913)
"Herschel employed a purely "cut and try" method for locating the antapex, which would be impracticable if the number of proper motions employed were large. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1912)
"These two points are called the apex and antapex of the sun's path. ... The first of these is the sun's apex and the second the antapex. ..."

5. The Observatory (1907)
"The arrow-heads would all point to that intersection of the great circles which is the antapex of the solar motion, and the other point of intersection of ..."

6. Stellar Movements and the Structure of the Universe by Arthur Stanley Eddington (1914)
"The arrows marked antapex point to the antapex of the solar motion (RA 90°'5, Dec. — 34°'3) ; the arrows I. and II. point to the apices of the two drifts, ..."

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