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apex

noun [C] uk   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] (SUCCESS)

figurative the highest point or most successful part of something: He reached the apex of his career during that period.

apex noun [C] (BODY ORGAN)

specialized medical a medical word for the pointed end of an organ: A chest x-ray showed an abnormality in the left lung apex.
apical
adjective uk   us   /ˈeɪ.pɪ.kəl/
Translations of “apex”
in Vietnamese đỉnh…
in Spanish ápice, cumbre…
in Thai จุดสูงสุด…
in Malaysian puncak…
in French sommet…
in German die Spitze…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頂點, 最高點, 巔峰,全盛時期…
in Indonesian puncak…
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 Polish wierzchołek, szczyt…
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