Translation of apogee in Spanish:


apogeo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈapədʒiː//ˈæpədʒi/


  • 1

    apogeo masculine
    • A TV show of the 80s assumed that a burger was the apogee of western sophistication.
    • Everyone splashed and basked: the apogee of summer, the point when it seems so ordinary it must be eternal.
    • Despite all the glories that came later, the show suggests that this was the apogee of New York, and it's hard to disagree.
    • If the United States, the richest country in the world at the apogee of its own wealth, does not take the lead, the rest of the world will not follow.
    • In my view, the 1970s and perhaps early-to-mid 1980s represent the apogee of the Anthropology Department, if not the University of Sydney itself.
    • The 1950s and early 1960s witnessed the apogee of clerical power in Ireland.
    • Perhaps the apogee of the anti-globalisation movement came during the Group of Eight Meeting in Genoa in the third week of July, when some 300,000 people marched in the face of police tear-gas attacks.
    • The British, even at the apogee of their power as world's prime empire-builders, knew exactly the cost of putting their hand into a hornet's nest.
    • Yet by the end of the nineteenth century - the apogee of the Victorian Age - the moral justification for the empire and the scientific knowledge of the effects of opium use could no longer ensure that this drug trade would go unchallenged.
    • How can the apogee of 19th century technology compete with silicon?
    • And in the meantime, we are once again at an apogee of music, that resonates not only in the studio but in the global festival scene.
    • This is the apogee of my career in anthropology, as well as the highlight of whatever personal accomplishments I may have earned in my chosen profession.
    • The card was written at the apogee of Einstein's fame.
    • The best-selling album of all time, this was the apogee of Jackson's career.
    • It would mark the apogee of a dumbed-down society, but it is unlikely to happen.
    • From their arrival in England the ‘Elgin Marbles’ had a revolutionary impact on European taste, and the Parthenon sculptures are still considered to mark the apogee of Greek art.
    • He had believed that the assumption of immortality through religion was the apogee of man's greed.
    • Stalin retained control through the continuous flow of information, his monopoly of secret intelligence and his immense authority - in these years his cult of the personality reached its apogee.
    • ‘The Oscars are the apogee of the awards season - after that, no one is interested,’ said one UK distributor.
    • The rage for mirrors reached an apogee in the construction of the great Hall of Mirrors at Louis XIV's palace at Versailles, completed in 1678; here the Sun King's magnificence could be endlessly reflected.
  • 2

    Aerospace Astronomy
    apogeo masculine
    • A few taps on the pocket calculator show that the Moon's speed in its geocentric orbit is around 2,300 miles per hour, although variable between perigee and apogee.
    • As the satellite rose up to the apogee of its orbit, the particle counts rose steadily until they reached the highest level, stayed at the maximum for a while, and then abruptly dropped to zero.
    • Contrasting full moons seen near perigee and apogee indicate how much the apparent size of the Moon varies each month.
    • And later on when we once again stepped out into the night air, the three-quarter moon was past its apogee.
    • The satellite will thus be altering its speed at different times in its orbit and will have a maximum speed at perigee and minimum at apogee.