[ ap-uh-loon ]
/ ˈæp əˌlun /
the point in a lunar orbit that is farthest from the moon.
HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
Words nearby apolune
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for apolune
/ (ˈæpəˌluːn) /
Word Origin for apolune
C20: from apo- + -lune, from Latin lūna moon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for apolune
[ ăp′ə-lōōn′ ]
The point at which an object orbiting the Moon, such as an artificial satellite, is farthest from the Moon's center.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.