# vertex

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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.

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Noun | 1. | vertex - the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure |

2. | 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 |

## vertex

## vertex

*noun*

Translations

**vrchol**

**huippu**

**kärki**

**keskipiste**

**päälaki**

**solmu**

**verteks**

**vrh**

**viršugalvis**

**viršūnė**

## vertex

## 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

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