# Apex vs. Vertex

## Difference Between Apex and Vertex

#### Apexnoun

The highest point of a structure, object, or geometric figure

*the apex of a hill.*

*the apex of a triangle.*

#### Vertexnoun

The highest point; the apex or summit

*the vertex of a mountain.*

#### Apexnoun

The usually pointed end of an object; the tip

*the apex of a leaf.*

#### Vertexnoun

The highest point of the skull.

#### Apexnoun

The highest level or degree that is attained, as in a hierarchy.

#### Vertexnoun

The top of the head.

#### Apexnoun

The period of greatest achievement

*won several Olympic medals at the apex of her career.*

#### Vertexnoun

In astrology, the highest point reached in the apparent motion of a celestial body.

#### Apexnoun

The "highest" or the greatest point of something.

*the apex of the building*

#### Vertexnoun

The point at which the sides of an angle intersect.

#### Apexnoun

(figuratively) The moment of greatest success, expansion, etc.

*the apex of civilization*

#### Vertexnoun

The point on a triangle or pyramid opposite to and farthest away from its base.

#### Apexnoun

(geometry) The topmost vertex of a cone or pyramid (in their conventional orientation).

#### Vertexnoun

A point on a polyhedron common to three or more sides.

#### Apexnoun

The "pointed" fine end of something.

#### Vertexnoun

A point of maximal curvature on a parabola or hyperbola.

#### Apexnoun

The lowest part of the human heart.

#### Vertexnoun

The highest point of something.

#### Apexnoun

The deepest part of a tooth's root.

#### Vertexnoun

(anatomy) The highest surface on the skull.

#### Apexnoun

(botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ opposed to the end where it is attached to its support; the tip.

#### Vertexnoun

(geometry) The common point of the two rays of the angle, or its equivalent structure in polyhedra (meeting of edges) and higher order polytopes.

#### Apexnoun

(astronomy) The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun appears to move relative to nearby stars.

#### Vertexnoun

(mathematics) A point on the curve with a local minimum or maximum of curvature.

#### Apexnoun

(physics) The lowest point on a pendant drop of a liquid.

#### Vertexnoun

(graph theory) One of the elements of a graph joined or not by edges to other vertices.

#### Apexnoun

The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.

#### Vertexnoun

(computer graphics) A point in 3D space, usually given in terms of its Cartesian coordinates.

#### Apexnoun

(typography) A diacritic in Classical Latin that resembles and gave rise to the acute.

#### Vertexnoun

(optics) The point where the surface of a lens crosses the optical axis.

#### Apexnoun

(typography) A diacritic in Middle Vietnamese that indicates /ŋ͡m/.

#### Vertexnoun

An interaction point.

#### Apexnoun

the highest point (of something);

*at the peak of the pyramid*

#### Vertexnoun

(astrology) The point where the prime vertical meets the ecliptic in the western hemisphere of a natal chart.

#### Apexnoun

the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars

#### Vertexnoun

the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure

#### Vertexnoun

the highest point (of something);

*at the peak of the pyramid*