Apogee

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Definition

Noun

  1. The point in its orbit when a planet or satellite (usually the moon) is farthest from the Earth
  2. The highest point; culmination; apex

Synonyms

  1. apex
  2. climax
  3. peak

Antonyms

  1. base
  2. bottom
  3. abyss

Sentences

  1. When the moon is at apogee, the tides decrease because of the increased distance from the moon to the Earth.
  2. Some quadratic functions increase till they reach their apogee and proceed to decrease.
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apogee and perigee