Perigean
Perigean Per`i*ge"an, a. Pertaining to the perigee. [1913 Webster]

{Perigean tides}, those spring tides which occur soon after the moon passes her perigee. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • perigean — adjective see perigee …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perigean — See perigeal. * * * …   Universalium

  • perigean — peri·ge·an …   English syllables

  • perigean — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Perigean tides — Perigean Per i*ge an, a. Pertaining to the perigee. [1913 Webster] {Perigean tides}, those spring tides which occur soon after the moon passes her perigee. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perigean Spring Tides — A perigean spring tide is when the moon is closest to the Earth during the spring tide. The moon s orbit around the Earth is elliptical which causes the moon to be closer to the Earth and farther away at different times. The moon and the sun are… …   Wikipedia

  • perigean range — the average semi diurnal range occurring at the time of perigean tides; larger than the mean range where the type of tide is either semi diurnal or mixed and of no practical significance when the tide is diurnal …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • perigean tidal current — a tidal current of increased velocity occurring monthly as a result of the moon being in perigee (nearest earth) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • perigean tide — a tide of increased range occurring monthly as the result of the moon being in perigee (nearest earth) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • perigean tide — an ocean tide that occurs in the spring, when the moon is at its perigee. * * * …   Universalium

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