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ver·tex

 (vûr′tĕks′)
n. pl. ver·ti·ces (-tĭ-sēz′) also ver·tex·es
1. The highest point; the apex or summit: the vertex of a mountain.
2. Anatomy
a. The highest point of the skull.
b. The top of the head.
3. In astrology, the highest point reached in the apparent motion of a celestial body.
4. Mathematics
a. The point at which the sides of an angle intersect.
b. The point on a triangle or pyramid opposite to and farthest away from its base.
c. A point on a polyhedron common to three or more sides.
d. A point of maximal curvature on a parabola or hyperbola.

[Latin, whirlpool, crown of the head (where the hair forms a whorl), vertex, from vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

vertex

(ˈvɜːtɛks)
n, pl -texes or -tices (-tɪˌsiːz)
1. the highest point
2. (Mathematics) maths
a. the point opposite the base of a figure
b. the point of intersection of two sides of a plane figure or angle
c. the point of intersection of a pencil of lines or three or more planes of a solid figure
3. (Astronomy) astronomy a point in the sky towards which a star stream appears to move
4. (Anatomy) anatomy the crown of the head
[C16: from Latin: highest point, from vertere to turn]

ver•tex

(ˈvɜr tɛks)

n., pl. -tex•es, -ti•ces (-təˌsiz)
1. the highest point; apex.
2. the top of the head.
3. a point in the celestial sphere toward which or from which the common motion of a group of stars is directed.
4. Geom.
a. the point farthest from the base.
b. a point in a geometrical solid common to three or more sides.
c. the intersection of two sides of a plane figure.
[1560–70; < Latin: whirl, top (of the head), derivative of vert(ere) to turn]

ver·tex

(vûr′tĕks′)
Plural vertices (vûr′tĭ-sēz′) or vertexes
1. The point at which the sides of an angle intersect.
2. The point of a triangle, cone, or pyramid that is opposite to and farthest away from its base; the apex.
3. A point of a polyhedron at which three or more of the edges intersect.

vertex

In artillery and naval gunfire support, the highest point in the trajectory of a projectile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vertex - the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figurevertex - the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure
intersection, intersection point, point of intersection - a point where lines intersect
2.vertex - the highest point (of something)vertex - 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

vertex

noun top, crown, summit, pinnacle, apex, height, crest, culmination, zenith, extremity, apogee, acme the vertex of the triangle

vertex

noun
The highest point:
Translations
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huippukärkikeskipistepäälakisolmu
verteksvrh
viršugalvisviršūnė

vertex

[vɜːteks] N (vertexes or vertices (pl)) [vɜːtɪsiːz] (Math, Archit) → vértice m

vertex

n pl <vertices> → Scheitel(punkt) m

vertex

[ˈvɜːtɛks] n (vertices (pl)) [ˈvɜːtɪsiːz]vertice m

ver·tex

n. vértice.
1. cúspide de una estructura, tal como el punto extremo de la cabeza;
2. punto en que concurren los lados de un ángulo.

vertex

n (anat) coronilla, vértice m, parte f superior de la cabeza