# Vertex vs. Vertices

## Difference Between Vertex and Vertices

#### Vertexnoun

The highest point; the apex or summit

*the vertex of a mountain.*

#### Verticesnoun

A plural of vertex.

#### Vertexnoun

The highest point of the skull.

#### Vertexnoun

The top of the head.

#### Vertexnoun

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

#### Vertexnoun

The point at which the sides of an angle intersect.

#### Vertexnoun

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

#### Vertexnoun

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

#### Vertexnoun

A point of maximal curvature on a parabola or hyperbola.

#### Vertexnoun

The highest point of something.

#### Vertexnoun

(anatomy) The highest surface on the skull.

#### 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.

#### Vertexnoun

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

#### Vertexnoun

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

#### Vertexnoun

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

#### Vertexnoun

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

#### Vertexnoun

An interaction point.

#### Vertexnoun

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

#### 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*