noun plural apexes or apices
- 1 (Mathematics) the apex of a triangle/coneel vértice de un triángulo/conoExample sentences
- In contrast, Blake demonstrated that a triangle with a proximal apex and distal base is the most effective shape for rowing.
- It has an uneven shape, being wider at the apex than at the base.
- Slopes increased from the apex to the base, although the data were more scattered at the base.
- 2 (pinnacle, high point)Example sentences
- Crucks, great curving oak trunks arching from ground level to the apex of a building, were one of the classic ways in the Middle Ages of providing a basic framework for a building, and a means to support its roof.
- The mountain range's east summit comes next and then the rocky perch that is the 3776 ft summit, the apex of the quartet of ridges.
- The pitched roof of each shelter was 2.2 m above ground level at its apex and 1.5 m high along the sides and ends.
- They were the apex of human technological achievement.
- Masons viewed Solomon's temple as the apex of achievement and patterned their own Lodges after its design.
- For a glorious 100-year period from the 16th century, Esfahan was the capital of Iran, a period when Persian art and architecture reached the apex of its achievement.
- 3 (pointed end, tip)Example sentences
- Excision of the apex releases lateral shoot buds; these were removed and collected as one sample.
- Shoot apices from three plants were dissected.
- A shoot apex was considered dead if the terminal bud was absent or if it was dark-brown in colour, dehydrated or damaged.
- advance purchase excursion(before noun)(ticket/booking)
Apex invariable adjectiveExample sentences
- There will be no change on Apex fares for South Wales customers, although there will be a rise of 2.5 per cent elsewhere.
- Off peak tickets, including Apex, Advance and SuperAdvance, are also going up by an average of three per cent.
- Fares will remain roughly the same with an Apex return fare at £16 for advance bookings.
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