apogee apogee  /ˈæ pə ˌdʒi/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth
  2. (n) a final climactic stage

Usage(s):

  1. It all began over 50 years ago, with Zoo Quest, and reached its apogee in the 13-part BBC series Life on Earth, reckoned to have been watched by 500 million people.
  2. Barbara Stanwyck came then suddenly to the apogee of Broadway nights.
  3. But the same year was the apogee of European nationalist uprisings in the 19th century.

News

  • Apogee Enterprises to Host First Quarter Conference Call

    Apogee Enterprises, Inc. will announce its fiscal 2014 first quarter results on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 after market close. Management will discuss those results and operations during a conference call on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The operation to put Chandrayaan into lunar space went off very well. The complex manouvre was carried out around 5am by firing the liquid apogee motor (LAM) on board for about I50 seconds to place the unmanned spacecraft 380,000 km away from earth...
    on Nov 3, 2008 By: Satish Dhawan Source: Times of India

  2. A source close to Olmert, who spoke to the Herald this week on condition of anonymity, said Olmert felt this week's interview was the "apogee of his political transformation from right-wing hawk to centre-left pragmatist".
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source: The Canberra Times

  3. Dr Sentamu said: "The reforms which Tawney, Temple and Beveridge achieved in the 1940s represented the apogee of a shared 'big vision' for Britain in the last century. Intellectuals, church leaders and government agreed both on the big vision and on...
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: John Sentamu Source: Driffield Today

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