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apsis

See also: Apsis and āpsis

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Via Latin apsis, from Ancient Greek ἁψίς (hapsís, arch, vault). See also apse.

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apsis (plural apsides)

  1. (architecture) A recess or projection, with a dome or vault, at the east end of a church; an apse.
  2. (astronomy) Either of the points in the elliptical orbit of a planet or comet where it is closest or furthest from the sun; perihelion or aphelion; an apside

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apsis

  1. (rare) An apse (architectural element).

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