What does apsis mean?

apsis meaning in General Dictionary

one of several two things of an orbit as of a planet or satellite that are in the biggest and least length through the main human anatomy equivalent to your aphelion and perihelion of a planet or to the apogee and perigee regarding the moon The greater amount of distant is named the higher apsis the other the reduced apsis and also the range joining them the type of apsides

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  • a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east-end of a church; typically contains the altar
  • one of many two things of an orbit, since a planet or satellite, that are on best and least distance from the main body, corresponding to the aphelion and perihelion of a planet, or even to the apogee and perigee associated with the moon. The greater amount of distant is named the larger apsis; others, the lower apsis; and also the line joining them, the distinct apsides.
  • In a curve labeled polar coordinates, any point for that your radius vector is an optimum or minimal.
  • Same as Apse.

apsis meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"perigree associated with the moon, perihelion of a planet" (plural apsides), 1650s, from Latin apsis "arch, vault" (see apse).


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apsis meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The two things of an orbit, since a planet or satellite, that are at greatest and minimum distance from central body, corresponding towards aphelion and perihelion of a planet, or to the apogee and perigee associated with moon. The greater remote is named the higher apsis; another, the reduced apsis; as well as the range joining all of them, the type of apsides.

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  • (n.) In a curve known polar coordinates, any point that the distance vector is a maximum or minimal.
  • (n.) just like Apse.