The peak of a mountain is an example of its apex.
- the highest point; peak; vertex
- the pointed end; tip
- the highest point of interest, excitement, etc.; climax
- ⌂ Mining the edge or outcrop of a vein nearest the surface
Origin of apexL, a point; probably ; from apere, to fasten: see apt
nounpl. a·pex·es or a·pi·ces
- The highest point; the vertex: the apex of a triangle; the apex of a hill.
- The highest level or degree that is attained. See Synonyms at summit.
- The usually pointed end of an object; the tip: the apex of a leaf.
Origin of apexLatin.
- (UK, trade union) Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff.