Apex vs. Vertex

Apex vs. Vertex — Is There a Difference?

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