vertex


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

vertex

In artillery and naval gunfire support, the highest point in the trajectory of a projectile.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

vertex

noun top, crown, summit, pinnacle, apex, height, crest, culmination, zenith, extremity, apogee, acme the vertex of the triangle
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

vertex

noun
The highest point:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations
vrchol
huippukärkikeskipistepäälakisolmu
verteksvrh
viršugalvisviršūnė

vertex

[vɜːteks] N (vertexes or vertices (pl)) [vɜːtɪsiːz] (Math, Archit) → vértice m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

vertex

n pl <vertices> → Scheitel(punkt) m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

vertex

[ˈvɜːtɛks] n (vertices (pl)) [ˈvɜːtɪsiːz]vertice m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vertex

n (anat) coronilla, vértice m, parte f superior de la cabeza
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
"What we call the vertex of the Brain is really its base: and what we call its base is really its vertex: it is simply a question of nomenclature."
Our courses were converging like the sides of an angle, the vertex of which was at the edge of the fog-bank.
At that time, Vertex's Chief Medical Officer Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., will become President and Chief Executive Officer and will be appointed to serve on the company's Board of Directors.
Under the terms of this strategic collaboration and license agreement, Vertex will pay USD175 m upfront for the exclusive worldwide rights to CRISPR Therapeutics' existing and future intellectual property including foundational CRISPR/Cas9 technology, novel endonucleases, single and double cut guide RNAs, and AAV vectors for DMD and DM1 gene editing products.
Fintech company Alpha Vertex has announced it has launched Alta, its alternative data product, the company said.
Vertex has provided contractor logistics support for more than 170 T-IAs since the U.S.
Often the positions of [pi] will be identified with the elements of a vertex set V.
VertEx booths are modular and can be completely reconfigured at short notice; each VertEx base unit can be rebuilt to, for example, relocate the extracted face or rebuild into smaller or larger booth systems.
Based on patented, award-winning Vertex Lift System technology, the vehicle will also allow vertical take-off and the ability to explore far-flung island locations beyond the range of a speedboat.
Lastly, we calculate structure error of each vertex pairs and put the vertices which have zero value of structure error into redundant vertices candidates set.