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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- The point in the orbit of one star of a binary where it is farthest from the other..

Usage examples (18)
  • They had already passed apastron and were downward bound.
  • Nevertheless the ship took days, terrible days to reach apastron.
  • The station was outward bound for the apastron of its shortened and cometary path.
  • In this region, nearing apastron, no unusual velocity change was needed to alter orbit radically. for more
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