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Definition of apogee noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(formal) the highest point of something, where it is greatest or most successful a religious community that was at its apogee in the twelfth century
  2. 2(astronomy) the point in the orbit of the moon, a planet, or other object in space when it is furthest from the planet, for example the earth, around which it turns compare perigee
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: apogee