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a·pex

 (ā′pĕks)
n. pl. a·pex·es or a·pi·ces (ā′pĭ-sēz′, ăp′ĭ-)
1.
a. The highest point of a structure, object, or geometric figure: the apex of a hill; the apex of a triangle.
b. The usually pointed end of an object; the tip: the apex of a leaf.
2.
a. The highest level or degree that is attained, as in a hierarchy. See Synonyms at summit.
b. The period of greatest achievement: won several Olympic medals at the apex of her career.

[Latin.]
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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
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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]
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a·pex

(ā′pĕks)
The highest point, especially the vertex of a triangle, cone, or pyramid.
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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
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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
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apex

noun
1. The highest point:
2. The highest point or state:
Informal: payoff.
Medicine: fastigium.
3. A sharp or tapered end:
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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
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Apex

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

apex

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

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

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

n. apex.
1. ápice, extremo superior o punta de un órgano;
2. extremidad puntiaguda de una estructura.
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Her apex beat was not displaced but she had a third heart sound with gallop rhythm.