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1) apsis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...apsis, (pl. apsides), point in the orbit of a body where the body is neither approaching nor receding from another body about which it revolves. Any elliptical orbit...

2) apsis. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...body from a center of attraction. Late Latin, from Latin, arch, vault, from Greek hapsis, from haptein, to fasten....

3) apsides. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...apsides, (ap´sidez´) (KEY) : see apsis....

4) apastron. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...apastron, (pas´trn) (KEY) : see apsis....

5) periastron. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...periastron, (per´eas´trn) (KEY) : see apsis....

6) apse. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...recess, especially the termination of the sanctuary end of a church. 2. Astronomy An apsis. Variant of apsis....

7) apsidal. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Of or relating to an apse. 2. Of or relating to an apsis....

8) perigee. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...perigee, (per´ije) (KEY) , point nearest the earth in the orbit of a body about the earth. See apsis....

9) perihelion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...(per´he´len) (KEY) , point nearest the sun in the orbit of a body about the sun. See apsis....

10) apogee. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...(ap´je) (KEY) , point farthest from the earth in the orbit of a body about the earth. See apsis....

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