apex

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See also: Apex, APEX, and ápex

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin apex (point, tip, summit).

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apex (plural apices or apexes)

  1. The highest point of something.
    the apex of the building
  2. (figuratively) The moment of greatest success, expansion, etc.
    the apex of civilization
  3. (geometry) The topmost vertex of a cone or pyramid (in their conventional orientation).
  4. (chiefly anatomy) The pointed end of something.
    1. The lowest part of the human heart.
    2. The deepest part of a tooth's root.
  5. (botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ opposed to the end where it is attached to its support; the tip.
  6. (astronomy) The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun appears to move relative to nearby stars.
  7. (physics) The lowest point on a pendant drop of a liquid.
  8. (mining, US) The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.
  9. (typography) A diacritic in Classical Latin that resembles and gave rise to the acute.
  10. (typography) A diacritic in Middle Vietnamese that indicates /ŋ͡m/.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Belongs to the family of Latin apere, apō.

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Noun[edit]

apex m (genitive apicis); third declension

  1. summit
  2. top
  3. cap of a priest (flamen); hat, helmet, crown
  4. macron (long mark over a vowel)
  5. vocative singular of apex

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative apex apicēs
genitive apicis apicum
dative apicī apicibus
accusative apicem apicēs
ablative apice apicibus
vocative apex apicēs

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