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apolune

[ ap-uh-loon ]
/ ˈæp əˌlun /
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noun Aerospace.

the point in a lunar orbit that is farthest from the moon.

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Origin of apolune

1965–70; apo- + -lune<Latin lūna moon, on the model of apogee, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for apolune

apolune
/ (ˈæpəˌluːn) /

noun

the point in a lunar orbit when a spacecraft is at its greatest distance from the moonCompare apocynthion, perilune

Word Origin for apolune

C20: from apo- + -lune, from Latin lūna moon
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Scientific definitions for apolune

apolune
[ ăpə-lōōn′ ]

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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