apex Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “apex” in the English Dictionary

"apex" in British English

See all translations

apexnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈeɪ.peks/ (plural apexes or apices uk   /ˈeɪ.pɪ.siːz/ us   )

apex noun [C] (HIGHEST POINT)

specialized mathematics the ​highestpoint or ​top of a ​shape or ​object: the apex of a ​triangle/​pyramid

apex noun [C] (SUCCESS)

figurative the ​highestpoint or most ​successfulpart of something: He ​reached the apex of his ​career during that ​period.

apex noun [C] (BODY ORGAN)

specialized medical the ​pointed end of an ​organ: A ​chest x-ray ​showed an ​abnormality in the ​leftlung apex.
apical
adjective uk   us   /ˈeɪ.pɪ.kəl/

Apexnoun [U], adjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈeɪ.peks/
abbreviation for Advance Purchase Excursion: a ​system of ​cheaptraveltickets that must be ​bought a ​particularnumber of ​days before ​travelling: an Apex fare
(Definition of apex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"apex" in American English

See all translations

apexnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈeɪ·peks/
the ​highestpoint or ​top of something: the apex of a ​pyramid He ​reached the apex of his ​career during that ​period.
(Definition of apex from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Apex" in Business English

See all translations

Apexnoun [C]

(also APEX) uk   us   /ˈeɪpeks/
TRANSPORT a ​train or ​planeticket that is ​cheaper than the usual ​price because you ​buy it several days or weeks before you ​travel: First Great Western's ​cheapestfare, an Apex, must be ​booked at least a week before ​travel. an Apex ​ticket/​fare
(Definition of Apex from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “apex”
in Spanish ápice, cumbre…
in Vietnamese đỉnh…
in Malaysian puncak…
in Thai จุดสูงสุด…
in French sommet…
in German die Spitze…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顶点, 最高点, 巅峰,全盛时期…
in Turkish doruk, zirve, en tepe nokta…
in Russian вершина…
in Indonesian puncak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頂點, 最高點, 巔峰,全盛時期…
in Polish wierzchołek, szczyt…
What is the pronunciation of apex?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More