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Aphelia

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 (moth)

Aphelia is a genus of insects the tribe Archipini.

Aphelia (plant)

Aphelia is a genus of plants in the Centrolepidaceae family. The entire genus is endemic to Australia.

Aphelia (rhetoric)

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.

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aphelia

See aphelion

aphelion

  1. n. apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun [ant: perihelion]

  2. [also: aphelia (pl)]

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Aphelia

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.

Wiktionary

aphelia

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.