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a·pex

 (ā′pĕks)
n. pl. a·pex·es or a·pi·ces (ā′pĭ-sēz′, ăp′ĭ-)
1. The highest point; the vertex: the apex of a triangle; the apex of a hill.
2. The highest level or degree that is attained. See Synonyms at summit.
3. The usually pointed end of an object; the tip: the apex of a leaf.

[Latin.]

apex

(ˈeɪpɛks)
n, pl apexes or apices (ˈæpɪˌsiːz; ˈeɪ-)
1. (Mathematics) the highest point; vertex
2. the pointed end or tip of something
3. a pinnacle or high point, as of a career, etc
4. (Astronomy) astronomy Also called: solar apex the point on the celestial sphere, lying in the constellation Hercules, towards which the sun appears to move at a velocity of 20 kilometres per second relative to the nearest stars
[C17: from Latin: point]

APEX

(ˈeɪpɛks)
n acronym for
1. Advance Purchase Excursion: a reduced airline or long-distance rail fare that must be paid a specified number of days in advance
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (in Britain) Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical, and Computer Staff

a•pex

(ˈeɪ pɛks)

n., pl. a•pex•es, a•pi•ces (ˈeɪ pəˌsiz, ˈæp ə-)
1. the highest point; vertex; summit.
2. the tip or point: the apex of the tongue.
3. climax; peak: the apex of a career.
[1595–1605; < Latin]

a·pex

(ā′pĕks)
The highest point, especially the vertex of a triangle, cone, or pyramid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apex - the highest point (of something)apex - the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid"
crown - the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
roof peak - the highest point of a roof
extreme point, extremum, extreme - the point located farthest from the middle of something
2.apex - the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed starsapex - the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
celestial point - a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
celestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin, sphere - the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
antapex - the point opposite in direction from the solar apex; the point the solar system is moving away from

apex

noun
1. culmination, top, crown, height, climax, highest point, zenith, apogee, acme At the apex of the party was the central committee.
culmination bottom, depths, nadir, lowest point, rock bottom
2. highest point, point, top, tip, summit, peak, crest, pinnacle, vertex She led me up a gloomy corridor to the apex of the pyramid.
highest point base, bottom, depths, nadir, lowest point, perigee

apex

noun
1. The highest point:
2. The highest point or state:
Informal: payoff.
Medicine: fastigium.
3. A sharp or tapered end:
Translations
ذروةرأس
špicevrchol
højdepunktspidstop
huippu
toppur
galotnevirsotne

APEX

[ˈeɪpeks] N ABBR
1. (Brit) =Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff
2. (also apex) =Advance Purchase Excursion APEX fareprecio m APEX
APEX ticketbillete m APEX

apex

[ˈeɪpeks] N (apexes, apices (pl)) [ˈeɪpɪsiːz]
1. (Math) → vértice m
2. (fig) → cumbre f, cima f

Apex

APEX [ˈeɪpɛks] (=advance purchase excursion)
nAPEX m
modif [fare, return, ticket] → APEX inv

apex

[ˈeɪpɛks] n
[building] → sommet m
(fig)point m culminant

apex

n pl <-es or apices> → Spitze f; (fig)Höhepunkt m

APEX

[ˈeɪpɛks] n abbr
a. (Brit) =Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff associazione dei professionisti, dirigenti, impiegati ed informatici
b. (Aer) =advance purchase excursionAPEX m inv

apex

[ˈeɪpɛks] n (Geom) → vertice m (fig) → vertice m, apice m

apex

(ˈeipeks) noun
the highest point or tip (of something). the apex of a triangle; the apex of a person's career.

a·pex

n. apex.
1. ápice, extremo superior o punta de un órgano;
2. extremidad puntiaguda de una estructura.
References in classic literature ?
Planted with their broad ends on the deck, a circle of these slabs laced together, mutually sloped towards each other, and at the apex united in a tufted point, where the loose hairy fibres waved to and fro like a top-knot on some old Pottowotamie Sachem's head.
Above were two or three other little windows, one clear up under the sharp apex of the roof.
Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.
Once a leash of thin black whips, like the arms of an octopus, flashed across the sunset and was immediately with- drawn, and afterwards a thin rod rose up, joint by joint, bearing at its apex a circular disk that spun with a wobbling motion.
But these forces increase as we go higher, so that we have a spiral which in defiance of reason rests upon the apex and not on the base.
A line was accordingly attached to it, and the other end being passed over the ridge-pole of the house, it was hoisted up to the apex of the roof, where it hung suspended directly over the mats where I usually reclined.
The 'castle' consisted of an irregular assemblage of cliffs and rocks - one of the latter being quite remarkable for its height as well as for its insulated and artificial appearance I clambered to its apex, and then felt much at a loss as to what should be next done.
Thus the naked tops of the poles diverge in such a manner that, if they were covered with skins like the lower ends, the tent would be shaped like an hour-glass, and present the appearance of one cone inverted on the apex of another.
The trunk was fashioned like a wedge with the apex to the earth.
The apex of the triangle of dark-blue sky was growing brighter and bluer, but he did not realize as yet that this was because he was coming nearer to the lights of the great house and garden.
In which case, if you had raised your eyes to the mirror, you would certainly have observed a marked increase of gloom in the demeanour of the young man attending to your apex.
Most people imagined them to be the very apex of the pyramid; but they themselves (at least those of Mrs.