Apsidal motion



the rotation of the major axis of an eccentric orbit in the plane of the orbit.

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  • Apsides

    Astronomy. either of two points in an eccentric orbit, one (higher apsis) farthest from the center of attraction, the other (lower apsis) nearest to the center of attraction. Architecture. an apse. Historical Examples The two are joined by a diameter called the line of the apsides. The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth The line of […]

  • Apsis

    Astronomy. either of two points in an eccentric orbit, one (higher apsis) farthest from the center of attraction, the other (lower apsis) nearest to the center of attraction. Architecture. an apse. Historical Examples It does not span the apsis of a church; it spans rivers and valleys. Beacon Lights of History, Volume V John Lord […]



  • Apsidiole

    a small apse, especially one attached to a larger apse or a transept.

  • Apsu

    an Akkadian god: the consort of Tiamat and the father of the gods. Historical Examples Apsu was the waters underneath the dry land and Timat the salt sea. Archology and the Bible George A. Barton The fragments of text show that Ea waged war against Apsu and Mummu. The Babylonian Legends of the Creation British […]



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