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- The highest or the greatest part of something, especially forming a point.
- (geometry) The highest point in a plane or solid figure, relative to a base line or plane.
- (chiefly anatomy) The pointed fine end of something.
- (botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ opposed to the end where it is attached to its support.
- Synonym: tip
- (botany) The growing point of a shoot.
- (astronomy) The point on the celestial sphere toward which the Sun appears to move relative to nearby stars.
- Hyponym: solar apex
- (physics) The lowest point on a pendant drop of a liquid.
- (mining, US) The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.
- A diacritic in Classical Latin that resembles and gave rise to the acute.
- A diacritic in Middle Vietnamese that indicates /ŋ͡m/.
- A sharp upward point formed by two strokes that meet at an acute angle, as in "W", uppercase "A", and closed-top "4", or by a tapered stroke, as in lowercase "t".
- Coordinate term: vertex
- (figuratively) The moment of greatest success, expansion, etc.
- the apex of civilization
- (attributive, ecology) The top of the food chain.
- A conical priest cap.
- See also Thesaurus:apex
highest or greatest part
highest point in a plane or solid figure
the point on the celestial sphere toward which the Sun appears to move relative to nearby stars
pointed fine end
end of leaf
moment of greatest success, expansion, etc
- “apex”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- “apex”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary
- apex in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- apex at OneLook Dictionary Search
- The extreme end of a thing; the point, summit, top.
- (literally) The small rod at the top of the flamen's cap, wound around with wool.
- (transferred sense):
- The conical cap of a priest (the flamen), ornamented with this rod.
- Any hat or helmet; a crown.
- (literally) A projecting point or summit.
- (grammar) The macron (long mark over a vowel).
- A letter or any other writing.
- (Ecclesiastical Latin, figuratively) (of the point or apex of a Hebrew letter) The least particle, tittle.
Descendants of apex in other languages
- “apex”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- “apex”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- apex in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
- apex in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
- “apex”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “apex”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
apex n (plural apexuri)