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apogee

ap·o·gee

apogee

 
 
pronunciation:
ae p ji
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the point in the orbit of the moon or of a man-made satellite that is farthest from the earth. (Cf. perigee.)
When the moon is at apogee, its gravitational pull is at its weakest.
similar words:
extremity, limit, reach
definition 2: the highest or farthest point.
At their apogee, the band was selling over a million records per year.
similar words:
acme, apex, extremity, height, limit, peak, pinnacle, terminus, tip, top, ultimate, vertex, zenith
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