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Definition of APEX

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Apex \A"pex\, n.; pl. E. {Apexes}; L. {Apices}. [L.]
     1. The tip, top, point, or angular summit of anything; as, the apex of a mountain, spire, or cone; the apex, or tip, of a leaf. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mining) The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

     {Apex of the earth's motion} (Astron.), that point of the heavens toward which the earth is moving in its orbit. [1913 Webster] aphaeresis

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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126 Moby Thesaurus words for "apex":
     L, Olympian heights, achievement, acme, aerial heights, alveolar ridge, alveolus, angle, apogee, arytenoid cartilages, attainment, back, bend, bifurcation, bight, blade, brow, cant, cap, capstone, chevron, climax, cloud nine, coin, consummation, corner, crank, crescendo, crest, crook, crotchet, crown, culmen, culmination, deflection, dizzy heights, dogleg, dorsum, edge, elbow, elevation, ell, eminence, ether, extreme limit, extremity, fork, furcation, hard palate, heaven, heavens, height, heights, high noon, highest pitch, highest point, hook, inflection, knee, larynx, last word, lift, limit, lips, maximum, meridian, mountaintop, nasal cavity, ne plus ultra, no place higher, nook, noon, noontide, oral cavity, palate, peak, pharyngeal cavity, pharynx, pinnacle, pitch, point, pole, prime, prominence, quoin, raise, realization, ridge, rise, rising ground, roof, seventh heaven, sky, soft palate, speech organ, spire, steep, stratosphere, summit, swerve, syrinx, teeth, teeth ridge, tip, tip-top, tongue, top, ultimate, upmost, upper extremity, uppermost, uprise, utmost, vantage ground, vantage point, veer, very top, vocal chink, vocal cords, vocal folds, vocal processes, voice box, zag, zenith, zig, zigzag

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