Aphelia may refer to:
- Aphelia (moth), a genus of moths in the Tortricidae
- Aphelia (plant), a genus of plants in the Centrolepidaceae
- Aphelia, a character in The Fatal Contract, a play by William Heminges
- Aphelia, an album by German rock band Scream Silence
- Aphelia (rhetoric), the plainness in writing or speech
Aphelia is a genus of plants in the Centrolepidaceae family. The entire genus is endemic to Australia.
Aphelia (Greek, "plainness") is a rhetorical term that refers to the plainness of writing or speech. It is used to explain or teach rather than to entertain or elicit an emotional response.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Aphelion \A*phel"ion\ (?; 277), n.; pl. Aphelia. [Gr. ? + ? sun.] (Astron.) That point of a planet's or comet's orbit which is most distant from the sun, the opposite point being the perihelion.
n. The point in the orbit of a celestial body at which it is farthest from the body it orbits.
Usage examples of "aphelia".
The issue, basically, was whether the shower of new comets that had been born with Athena provided adequate evidence that the previously existing short-period comets—the ones with aphelia showing a statistical clustering at the distance of Jupiter's orbit—had originated in a similar episode involving Venus.
The issue, basically, was whether the shower of new comets that had been born with Athena provided adequate evidence that the previously existing short-period comets-the ones with aphelia showing a statistical clustering at the distance of Jupiter’s orbit-had originated in a similar episode involving Venus.