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Word of the Day - Aphelion


Aphelion – ae f iy l y ax n



How to Pronounce Aphelion
How to Pronounce Aphelion

The point in an orbit when a planet is furthest from the sun

The Earth reached its aphelion on June 21st




Definition noun

Astronomy. the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is farthest from the sun.


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Synonyms for aphelion

point of apoapsis apoapsis


Dictionary Entries near aphelion

aphanitic, aphasia, aphasic, aphasiology, aphelandra, aphelion, apheliotropic, apheliotropism, aphemia, apheresis, aphesis


First known use

1650–60; Hellenized form of New Latin aphēlium<Greek *aphḗlion (diástēma) off-sun (distance), neuter of *aphḗlios (adj.), equivalent to ap-ap-2 + hḗli(os) sun + -os adj. suffix.


Word of the Day - Aphelion
Word of the Day - Aphelion


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