Appulse

Appulse is an astronomical term that refers to the closest approach of one celestial object to another, as seen from a third body. Usually it refers to the close approach of two planets together in the sky, or of the Moon to a star or planet as the Moon follows its monthly orbit around Earth, as seen by an observer located on Earth. An appulse is ...
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Appulse

• (n.) A driving or running towards; approach; impulse; also, the act of striking against. • (n.) The near approach of one heavenly body to another, or to the meridian; a coming into conjunction; as, the appulse of the moon to a star, or of a star to the meridian.
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appulse

1. A driving or running towards; approach; impulse; also, the act of striking against. 'In all consonants there is an appulse of the organs.' (Holder) ... 2. <astronomy> The near approach of one heavenly body to another, or to the meridian; a coming into conjunction; as, the appulse of the moon to a star, or of a star to the meridian. ... Ori...
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Appulse

Ap'pulse noun [ Latin appulsus , from appellere , appulsum , to drive to; ad + pellere to drive: confer French appulse .] 1. A driving or running towards; approach; impulse; also, the act of striking against. « In all consonants there is an ...
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appulse

a striking against something
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Appulse

The apparent close approach of two celestial bodies as seen from Earth, such as a star and a planet, or two planets for example.
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