apocentric

apocenter

[ap-uh-sen-ter]
noun Astronomy.
the point in the orbit of a heavenly body farthest from a primary other than the earth or the sun.
Compare pericenter.


Origin:
1900–05; apo- + center

apocentric, adjective
apocentricity [ap-uh-sen-tris-i-tee] , noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To apocentric
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: apocenter
Next Definition: apocentricity
Words Near: apocentric
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for apocentric
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing apocentric
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature