Plural apoapsides (āp’ō-āp’sĭ-dēz’)
The point at which an orbiting object is farthest away from the body it is orbiting. This point is sometimes given a name that is specific to the body being orbited. For example, the apoapsis of an object orbiting Earth is its apogee (from gaia, the Greek word for Earth), and the apoapsis of an object orbiting the Sun is its aphelion (from hēlios, the Greek word for Sun). According to Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, an object is at its lowest velocity at the apoapsis. Compare periapsis.
. . . abbreviation Apocalypse Apocrypha or Apocryphal Apocalypse Apocrypha
(initial capital letter) (def 4). any of a class of Jewish or Christian writings that appeared from about 200 b.c. to a.d. 350 and were assumed to make of the ultimate divine purpose. a prophetic , especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. any or […]
of or like an ; affording a revelation or prophecy. pertaining to the or biblical book of Revelation. predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total or universal destruction: the apocalyptic vision of some contemporary writers. Contemporary Examples So far probably the best would be a class in apocalyptic literature. Junot Díaz: How I Write Noah […]
of or like an ; affording a revelation or prophecy. pertaining to the or biblical book of Revelation. predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total or universal destruction: the apocalyptic vision of some contemporary writers. Historical Examples Hildegarde replied in an obscure, apocalyptical language: “In the mysteries of the true wisdom have I seen and […]