Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to the perigee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the perigee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the perigee; occuring when the moon is in her perigee.

Etymologies

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perigee +‎ -an?

Examples

  • Such an extreme tide is known as a perigean spring tide, the word spring being derived from the German springen - to "spring up," and is not, as is often mistaken, a reference to the spring season.

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  • Perigean tides: A perigee Moon brings with it extra-high "perigean tides," but this is nothing to worry about, according to NOAA.

    Biggest Full Moon Of The Year: Take 2

  • A perigee Moon brings with it extra-high "perigean tides," but this is nothing to worry about, according to NOAA.

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  • According to NASA and NOAA, although a perigee moon brings with it extra-high "perigean tides," it's nothing to worry about.

    USATODAY.com News

  • Flooding conditions, he said, were also intensified during the storm by a perigean spring tide, when the moon is closest to the Earth and exerts more pull.

    Fort Mill Times | FortMillTime.com - HOMEPAGE

  • Scientists call these perigean tides, because they occur when the moon is at or near perigee.

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