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APEX (apices)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apex mean? 

APEX (noun)
  The noun APEX has 2 senses:

1. the highest point (of something)
2. the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars

  Familiarity information: APEX used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APEX (noun)


Sense 1apex [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The highest point (of something)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

apex; acme; vertex; peak

Context example:

at the peak of the pyramid

Hypernyms ("apex" is a kind of...):

extreme; extreme point; extremum (the point located farthest from the middle of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "apex"):

crown (the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head)

roof peak (the highest point of a roof)


Sense 2apex [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

apex of the sun's way; solar apex; apex

Hypernyms ("apex" is a kind of...):

celestial point (a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere))

Holonyms ("apex" is a part of...):

celestial sphere; empyrean; firmament; heavens; sphere; vault of heaven; welkin (the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected)

Antonym:

antapex (the point opposite in direction from the solar apex; the point the solar system is moving away from)


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