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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 peri·gee /ˈpɛrə(ˌ)ʤi/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·i·gee Per·i·ge·um n.  Astron. That point, in the orbit of the moon or other body orbiting the earth, which is nearest to the earth; -- opposed to apogee.  It is sometimes, but rarely, used of the nearest points of bodies not orbiting the earth, such as of a comet, a planet, etc. Called also epigee, epigeum.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a
          satellite is nearest to the Earth [ant: apogee]