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aphelion

a·phe·li·on

 (ə-fē′lē-ən, ăp-hē′-)
n. pl. a·phe·li·a (-lē-ə)
The point on the orbit of a celestial body that is farthest from the sun.

[From New Latin aphēlium : Greek apo-, apo- + Greek hēlios, sun; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.]

aphelion

(æpˈhiːlɪən; əˈfiː-)
n, pl -lia (-lɪə)
(Astronomy) the point in its orbit when a planet or comet is at its greatest distance from the sun. Compare perihelion
[C17: from New Latin aphēlium (with pseudo-Greek ending -ion) from ap- + Greek hēlios sun]
apˈhelian adj

a•phe•li•on

(əˈfi li ən, əˈfil yən, æpˈhi li ən)

n., pl. a•phe•li•a (əˈfi li ə, əˈfil yə, æpˈhi li ə)
the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is farthest from the sun. Compare perihelion.
[1650–60; Hellenized form of New Latin aphēlium < Greek *aphḗlion (diástēma) off-sun (distance), neuter of *aphḗlios (adj.) =ap- ap-2 + -hēlios, adj. derivative of hḗlios sun. See apogee]
a•phe′li•an, adj.
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aphelion

a·phe·li·on

(ə-fē′lē-ən)
The point farthest from the sun in the orbit of a body, such as a planet or a comet, that travels around the sun.

aphelion

the point in the orbit of a heavenly body where it is farthest from the sun. Cf. perihelion.
See also: Astronomy
the point in the orbit of a heavenly body where it is farthest from the sun. See also perihelion.
See also: Planets

aphelion

The point in a planet’s orbit at which it is farthest from the Sun.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aphelion - apoapsis in solar orbitaphelion - apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun
apoapsis, point of apoapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
perihelion - periapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun
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