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apex

Noun

1 the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid" [syn: vertex, peak, acme]
2 the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars [syn: solar apex, apex of the sun's way] [ant: antapex] [also: apices (pl)]

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English

Etymology

Noun

  1. The highest point of something.
    the apex of the building
  2. The moment of greatest success, expansion, etc.
    the apex of civilization
  3. The topmost vertex of a cone or pyramid (in their conventional orientation).
  4. The pointed end of an object.
    the apex of a leaf
  5. The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ opposed to the end where it is attached to its support; the tip.

Synonyms

Translations

highest point
moment of greatest success, expansion, etc
in geometry: topmost vertex of a cone or pyramid
pointed end

Latin

Noun

  1. summit
  2. top

Inflection

Extensive Definition

Apex may refer to:
Apex is the name of:
APEX may stand for:
apex in German: Apex
apex in Esperanto: Apekso
apex in French: Apex
apex in Japanese: エイペックス
apex in Dutch: Apex
apex in Russian: Апекс (значения)
apex in Slovak: Apex
apex in Ukrainian: Апекс (значення)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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