apex Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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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 British English

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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.
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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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