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apogee  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (āp'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The point farthest from Earth's center in the orbit of the Moon or an artificial satellite.

  2. The point in an orbit that is most distant from the body being orbited. Compare aphelion, perigee.

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