apolune
noun Etymology: apo- + Latin luna moon — more at lunar Date: circa 1968 the point in the path of a body orbiting the moon that is farthest from the center of the moon — compare perilune

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  • apolune — [apolyn] n. m. ÉTYM. XXe; de apo indiquant l éloignement, et lune, d après apogée, apoastre. ❖ ♦ Astronaut. Apoastre d un satellite lunaire. || « Les ingénieurs de l espace choisissent une orbite bien précise (apolune, périlune…) » (Science et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • apolune — /ap euh loohn /, n. Aerospace. the point in a lunar orbit that is farthest from the moon. Cf. perilune. [1965 70; APO + lune < L luna moon, on the model of APOGEE, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • apolune — noun The point of an elliptical lunar orbit where the distance between the satellite and the Moon is at its maximum. Ant: perilune See Also: aphelion, apogee …   Wiktionary

  • apolune — n. point of the lunar orbit which is furthest from the moon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apolune — [ apə(ʊ)lu:n] noun the point at which a spacecraft in lunar orbit is furthest from the moon. The opposite of perilune. Origin 1960s: from apo + L. luna moon , on the pattern of apogee …   English new terms dictionary

  • apolune — apo·lune …   English syllables

  • apolune — ap•o•lune [[t]ˈæp əˌlun[/t]] n. ars astron. the point in a lunar orbit that is farthest from the moon • Etymology: 1965–70; apo + lune < L lūna moon …   From formal English to slang

  • apolune — /ˈæpəlun/ (say apuhloohn) noun the highest point in the orbit of a body which is circling the moon, with respect to the moon s centre. {apo + lune (Latin lūna moon), modelled on apogee} …   Australian English dictionary

  • apolune —   n. point in the orbit of body revolving round the moon that is farthest from the centre of the moon …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • apolune — n. the point in a body s lunar orbit where it is furthest from the moon s centre (opp. PERILUNE). Etymology: APO + L luna moon, after apogee …   Useful english dictionary

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