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apolune

[ap-uh-loon] /ˈæp əˌlun/
noun, Aerospace.
1.
the point in a lunar orbit that is farthest from the moon.
Compare perilune.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; apo- + -lune < Latin lūna moon, on the model of apogee, etc.
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apolune

/ˈæpəˌluːn/
noun
1.
the point in a lunar orbit when a spacecraft is at its greatest distance from the moon Compare apocynthion, perilune
Word Origin
C20: from apo- + -lune, from Latin lūna moon
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apolune in Science
apolune
  (āp'ə-ln')   
The point at which an object orbiting the Moon, such as an artificial satellite, is farthest from the Moon's center.
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