Definition of Apogean

1. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of an apogee. "Apogean tides occur when the moon is at the apogee of its orbit"

Partainyms: Apogee
Derivative terms: Apogee



Definition of Apogean

1. a. Connected with the apogee; as, apogean (neap) tides, which occur when the moon has passed her apogee.

Definition of Apogean

1. Adjective. Connected with the apogee. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apogean

1. apogee [adj] - See also: apogee

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apogean

apoferment
apoferments
apoferritin
apoferritins
apofocus
apogaeic
apogalactic
apogalacticon
apogametic
apogamia
apogamic
apogamies
apogamous
apogeal
apogean (current term)
apogees
apogeic
apogeotropic
apogeotropism
apogonid
apogonids
apograph
apographs
apoherm
apoherms
apohyal
apoinducer
apoinducers

Literary usage of Apogean

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Now the lagging apogean tides give rise to au accelerating force on the ... tides give rise to a retarding force, and decrease the apogean distance. ..."

2. A System of Mechanical Philosophy by John Robison, James Watt (1822)
"... spring and neap tides would be the same in all harbours, however much the springs may differ in different harbours. I compared Bernoulli's apogean and ..."

3. A Handbook of Descriptive Astronomy by George Frederick Chambers (1877)
"The apogean diameter of the Moon = 29' 22". /. A = 33 35-29 22= 3 13. This then is theoretically the arc which has to be described by the Moon during the ..."

4. Descriptive Astronomy by George Frederick Chambers (1867)
"The apogean diameter of the Moon ... diameter of the Sun over the apogean diameter of the Moon ( = 3' 13") is greater than the excess of the ..."

5. A Treatise on Astronomy, Theoretical and Practical by Robert Woodhouse (1823)
"... its apogean, but the parallaxes which are the greatest and least in one revolution, remain not of the same value, during successive revolutions : they ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1806)
"The determination of the apogean diameter is an operation of the greatest nicety and importance; and if Dr. H. will consult foreign works, he will find that ..."

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