- n. 最高点，极点；远地点
- vt. 位于远地点；位于最高点
前缀apo-, 离开，远离。词根ge, 地，见geology, 地质学。
- apogee:  In its original, literal sense, a planet’s or satellite’s apogee is the point in its orbit at which it is furthest away from the Earth; and this is reflected in the word’s ultimate source, Greek apógaios or apógeios ‘far from the Earth’, formed from the prefix apo- ‘away’ and gē ‘earth’ (source of English geography, geology, and geometry).
From this was derived a noun, apógaion, which passed into English via Latin apogeum or French apogée. The metaphorical sense ‘culmination’ developed in the later 17th century. The opposite of apogee, perigee , contains the Greek prefix peri- ‘around’, in the sense ‘close around’, and entered English at about the same time as apogee.
=> geography, perigee
- apogee (n.)
- "point at which the moon is farthest from the earth," 1590s, from French apogée, from Latin apogaeum, from Greek apogaion, neuter adjective, "away from the earth," a term from Ptolemaic astronomy, from apo "off, away" (see apo-) + gaia/ge "earth" (see Gaia). Adjective forms are apogeal, apogean.
- 1. The Alliance for Progress reached its apogee during the first half of the decade.
- 2. The orbit of the artificial satellite has an apogee of 200 miles from the earth.
- 3. Particularly well equipped are the apogee telescopes.
- 4. The Grand Design reached its rhetorical apogee.
- 5. The farthest point on lunar orbit is called apogee.
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