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1. periapsis

noun. (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited.

Synonyms

  • perihelion
  • perilune
  • celestial point
  • perigee
  • perijove
  • orbit
  • celestial orbit
  • periselene

Antonyms

  • point of apoapsis
  • apojove
  • apoapsis
  • aposelene
  • aphelion
  • apolune

Etymology

  • apsis (English)
  • peri- (English)
  • περί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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