one of a number of asteroids whose orbits cross that of the earth.
- Apollo belvedere
a Roman marble statue, possibly a copy of a Greek original of the 4th–1st centuries b.c. Historical Examples All had Greek profiles: in truth, they were but various views of the Apollo Belvedere. Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu Constance Fenimore Woolson Again, the face of the Apollo Belvedere is agitated by anxiety, passion, and pride. Ariadne […]
- Apollo computer
apollo computer company A company making workstations often used for CAD. From 1980 to 1987, Apollo were the largest manufacturer of network workstations. Apollo workstations ran Aegis, a proprietary operating system with a Posix-compliant Unix alternative frontend. Apollo’s networking was particularly elegant, among the first to allow demand paging over the network, and allowing a […]
(Apollo) Milton, 1924–2005, Ugandan political leader: president 1966–71 and 1980–85. Contemporary Examples Coutts informed Obote that it was the Queen who had personally chosen her cousin to represent her. Duke of Kent In Uganda Tom Sykes October 2, 2012 If the Queen could not come, Obote wanted either the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth, the […]
- Apollo program
apollo program A series of space flights undertaken by the United States with a goal of landing a man on the moon. Each Apollo flight carried a crew of three astronauts. The first lunar landing by humans was achieved by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. Five other successful lunar landings followed. The Apollo program […]