Apogee - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæpədʒiː|  American pronunciation of the word apogee
Brit.  |ˈapədʒiː|  British pronunciation of the word apogee

noun

- a final climactic stage (syn: culmination)
- apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth

Examples

...shag carpeting reached the apogee of its popularity in the 1970s but is now considered outdated...

His political career reached its apogee in the 1960s.

apogean tides occur when the moon is at the apogee of its orbit

Word forms

noun
singular: apogee
plural: apogees
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