Appulse



energetic motion toward a point.
the act of striking against something.
Astronomy. the approach or occurrence of conjunction between two celestial bodies.
Historical Examples

May not the effect be mechanical, the appulse of the air separating the flame from the wick.
The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 2 (of 2) John Ayrton Paris

appulse, ap-puls′, n. a striking against: the approach of a planet to a conjunction with the sun or a star.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

The appulse or near approach is but one of the methods by which the spiral nebul may have come into existence.
Astronomy David Todd

Every appulse of life against matter means an added push in the direction of spiritualization.
The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne

noun
a very close approach of two celestial bodies so that they are in conjunction but no eclipse or occultation occurs

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