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definition of the word aphelion

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Greek form of Latin aphelium from Ancient Greek ἀπό (apo), from) + ἥλιος (hēlios), sun) (modelled after apogaeum). Compare parhelion.

Singular
aphelion

Plural
aphelia

aphelion (plural aphelia)

  1. The point in the elliptical orbit of a planet, comet, etc., where it is farthest from the sun.

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