Definitions for: Apex


[n] the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
[n] the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

Apex of the earth's motion (Astron.), that point of the
heavens toward which the earth is moving in its orbit.

Synonyms: acme, apex of the sun's way, peak, solar apex, vertex

Antonyms: antapex

See Also: celestial point, celestial sphere, crown, empyrean, extreme, extreme point, extremum, firmament, heavens, roof peak, sphere, vault of heaven, welkin


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