› (in mathematics) the point where two lines meet to form an angle, or the point that is opposite the base of a shape: the vertex of a triangle/cone/pyramidParts of geometrical shapes › the highest point of somethingEdges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objectsHigher and lower points of achievementSuccess and achievementsFailures

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