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apocenter

[ap-uh-sen-ter] /ˈæp əˌsɛn tər/
noun, Astronomy
1.
the point in the orbit of a heavenly body farthest from a primary other than the earth or the sun.
Compare pericenter.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; apo- + center
Related forms
apocentric, adjective
apocentricity
[ap-uh-sen-tris-i-tee] /ˌæp ə sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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