[ ant-ey-peks ]
/ æntˈeɪ pɛks /

noun, plural ant·a·pex·es, ant·ap·i·ces [ant-ap-uh-seez, -ey-puh-] /æntˈæp əˌsiz, -ˈeɪ pə-/. Astronomy.

the point exactly opposite in direction to the solar apex; the point away from which the solar system is moving and toward which the stars appear to be converging, located in the constellation Columba.


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Origin of antapex

First recorded in 1885–90; ant- + apex Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020