aphelion
noun (plural aphelia) Etymology: New Latin, from apo- + Greek hēlios sun — more at solar Date: 1656 the point in the path of a celestial body (as a planet) that is farthest from the sun — compare perihelion

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  • Aphelion — Студийный альбо …   Википедия

  • Aphelion — A*phel ion (?; 277), n.; pl. {Aphelia}. [Gr. ? + ? sun.] (Astron.) That point of a planet s or comet s orbit which is most distant from the sun, the opposite point being the perihelion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aphelion — (n.) point farthest from the sun (of a celestial body s orbit), 1670s, a Grecianized form of Mod.L. aphelium, altered by Johannes Kepler based on Gk. apo heliou away from the sun, from apo away from (see APO (Cf. apo )) + heliou, gen. of helios… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aphelion — ► NOUN (pl. aphelia) ▪ the point in a planet s orbit at which it is furthest from the sun. ORIGIN from Greek aph h lion from the sun …   English terms dictionary

  • aphelion — [ə fē′lē ən, əfēl′yən] n. pl. aphelions or aphelia [ə fē′lēə] [ModL, altered (as if Gr) by KEPLER Johannes < earlier aphelium < Gr apo , from + hēlios, SUN1; modeled on L apogaeum, APOGEE] the point farthest from the sun in the orbit of a… …   English World dictionary

  • aphelion — aphelian, adj. /euh fee lee euhn, euh feel yeuhn, ap hee lee euhn/, n., pl. aphelia /euh fee lee euh, euh feel yeuh, ap hee lee euh/. Astron. the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is farthest from the sun. Cf. perihelion.… …   Universalium

  • aphelion — a•phe•li•on [[t]əˈfi li ən, əˈfil yən, æpˈhi li ən[/t]] n. pl. a•phe•li•a [[t]əˈfi li ə, əˈfil yə, æpˈhi li ə[/t]] astron. the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is farthest from the sun Compare perihelion • Etymology: 1650–60; …   From formal English to slang

  • aphelion — afelis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. aphel; aphelion vok. Aphel, n; Aphelium, n rus. афелий, m pranc. aphélie, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Aphelion — Dieser Artikel beschäftigt sich mit den astronomischen Zusammenhängen; zum Gebrauch von Apsis und Apsidenachse in der allgemeinen Mechanik siehe Eulerwinkel Apsiden (Hauptscheitel der Keplerellipse) F: Gravizentrum (Brennpunkt) A: Periapsis, d1:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • aphelion — noun /əˈfiːlɪən/ The point in the elliptical orbit of a planet, comet, etc., where it is farthest from the sun. Ant: perihelion See Also: apogee …   Wiktionary

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