auge definition

  • noun:
    • In old astronomy: precisely, the apogee of a planet, or the longitude associated with the apogee. Either apsis associated with the orbit. The culmination or point of culmination.
    • A word adopted from the German by many English and United states petrographers to designate a round or lenticular nodule, either one mineral particle or an aggregate, usually within gneissic or schistose rocks, that comparison because of the inclosing finer-grained material creates an appearance versus that of an eye fixed. The term eye is less thoroughly used in this sense.
    • In old astronomy: precisely, the apogee of a planet, and/or longitude for the apogee. Either apsis of orbit. The culmination or point of culmination.
    • A word followed from German by many English and United states petrographers to designate a round or lenticular nodule, either a single mineral particle or an aggregate, usually present in gneissic or schistose stones, that contrast because of the inclosing finer-grained material produces an appearance when compared with that a watch. The expression attention is less extensively used in this sense.

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