apocenter

[ ap-uh-sen-ter ]

nounAstronomy.
  1. the point in the orbit of a heavenly body farthest from a primary other than the earth or the sun.

Origin of apocenter

1
First recorded in 1900–05; apo- + center

Other words from apocenter

  • ap·o·cen·tric, adjective
  • ap·o·cen·tric·i·ty [ap-uh-sen-tris-i-tee], /ˌæp ə sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/, noun

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