Ap"o*gee (#), n. [Gr. from the earth; from + , , earth: cf. F. apog'ee.]
That point in the orbit of the moon which is at the greatest distance from the earth.
⇒ Formerly, on the hypothesis that the earth is in the center of the system, this name was given to that point in the orbit of the sun, or of a planet, which was supposed to be at the greatest distance from the earth.
Fig.: The farthest or highest point; culmination.
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