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"apex" in British English

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apexnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeɪ.peks/  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] (BODY ORGAN)

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

Apexnoun [U], adjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈeɪ.peks/  us   /ˈeɪ.peks/
(Definition of apex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"apex" in American English

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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

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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…
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