[ per-i-loon ]
/ ˈpɛr ɪˌlun /
the point in a lunar orbit that is nearest to the moon.
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British Dictionary definitions for perilune
/ (ˈpɛrɪˌluːn) /
Word Origin for perilune
C20: from peri- + -lune, from Latin lūna moon
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Scientific definitions for perilune
[ pĕr′ĭ-lōōn′ ]
The point at which an object orbiting the Moon, such as an artificial satellite, is closest to the Moon's center.
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