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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: apogée, from Modern Latin apogaeum, from Greek, from apogaios 'far from the earth', from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + ge 'earth'

apogee

noun
     
ap‧o‧gee [countable]
formal the most successful part of something [= apex]:
His political career reached its apogee in the 1960s.

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