Centre vs Periapsis - What's the difference?

centre | periapsis |


As nouns the difference between centre and periapsis

is that centre is (uk|ireland|canada|australia|new zealand) (center) while periapsis is (astronomy) the point of a body's elliptical orbit about the system's centre of mass where the distance between the body and the centre of mass is at its minimum.

As a verb centre

is (uk|ireland|canada|australia|new zealand) (center).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

centre

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Derived terms

    * civic centre

    Verb

  • ----

    periapsis

    English

    Noun

    (periapsides)
  • (astronomy) The point of a body's elliptical orbit about the system's centre of mass where the distance between the body and the centre of mass is at its minimum.
  • Usage notes

    In the case of some particular celestial bodies, specialised terms are used.

    Antonyms

    * apoapsis

    Synonyms

    * pericenter

    See also

    * (Apsis)