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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 highest point 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 left lung apex.
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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 highest point 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   /ˈeɪpeks/ us  
TRANSPORT a train or plane ticket that is cheaper than the usual price because you buy it several days or weeks before you travel: First Great Western's cheapest fare, 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 Vietnamese đỉnh…
in Spanish vértice, cúspide, ápice…
in Malaysian puncak…
in Thai จุดสูงสุด…
in French sommet…
in German die Spitze…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頂點, 最高點, 巔峰,全盛時期…
in Russian вершина…
in Turkish doruk, zirve, en tepe nokta…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顶点, 最高点, 巅峰,全盛时期…
in Indonesian puncak…
in Polish wierzchołek, szczyt…
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