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synonyms for perigee

  • path
  • pattern
  • rotation
  • trajectory
  • apogee
  • circle
  • course
  • curve
  • cycle
  • ellipse
  • lap
  • locus
  • round
  • track
  • circumgyration
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How to use perigee in a sentence

An habitual liar's nearest approach to truth: the perigee of his eccentric orbit.
THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARYAMBROSE BIERCE
It was a remarkable eclipse in that the Moon was within 13° of perigee and the Sun only 2° from apogee.
THE STORY OF ECLIPSESGEORGE CHAMBERS
The Babylonians knew of the inequality in the daily motion of the sun, but misplaced by 10 the perigee of his orbit.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 2, SLICE 7VARIOUS
He used, however, the old word "perigee" (nearness to the earth) rather than the Newtonian "perihelion" (nearness to the sun).
THE GRADUAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE COPERNICAN THEORY OF THE UNIVERSEDOROTHY STIMSON
Where yet he noteth, that according to another Calculation, the Perigee was March 27.
PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY - VOL 1 - 1666VARIOUS
The lunar tide varies between apogee and perigee from 4·3 to 5·9.
PIONEERS OF SCIENCEOLIVER LODGE
In 1907 Mars was in perigee, as it is termed, seven days after the opposition; while in 1909, perigee was before opposition.
TO MARS VIA THE MOONMARK WICKS
On that date Mars was in perigee, or at its nearest point to the earth during the present year.
TO MARS VIA THE MOONMARK WICKS
She occupied the exact point, to a mathematical nicety, where our 28th parallel crossed the perigee.
ALL AROUND THE MOONJULES VERNE
Even now do I journey to obtain more of my invaluable medicine, gathered on the highest Andes, when the moon is in her perigee.
JAPHET IN SEARCH OF A FATHERFREDERICK MARRYAT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PERIGEE

  • apogee
  • circle
  • circumgyration
  • course
  • curve
  • cycle
  • ellipse
  • lap
  • locus
  • path
  • pattern
  • perigee
  • rotation
  • round
  • track
  • trajectory
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.