|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » (Old) Weekly themes. (have been consolidated into a single forum above) » Meta-words » apastron Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#97438 - 03/02/03 05:25 PM apastron
here's a word that didn't show up at m-w, but I found this on info-please:
Pronunciation: (u-pas'trun, -tron),
用l. -traPronunciation: (-tru). Astron.
the point at which the stars of a binary system are farthest apart (opposed to periastron).
I picked up the word from this site:
pretty interesting stuff!_________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
#97439 - 03/02/03 05:58 PM Re: apastron
Dear etaoin: Complex, but fascinating. Amazing that such a system can be so stable.
I can't pretend that I fully comprehended it, but it was fun trying.
Forum Stats 8816 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members Gya, MichaelD, Rudolph, Cowboy_Monkey, eptekar
8816 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 30 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
wofahulicodoc 77 LukeJavan8 70 endymion6 52 A C Bowden 33 Cowboy_Monkey 21 May 4 Tromboniator 2 hogmaster 2 tsuwm 1 Jackie 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10527 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 LukeJavan8 7187 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 wofahulicodoc 5561 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith