- (British, America) IPA: /ˈeɪˌpɛks/
apex (plural apices)
- The highest or the greatest point of something.
- the apex of the building
- (figuratively) The moment of greatest success, expansion, etc.
- the apex of civilization
- 2002, Jeffrey Rowland, [https://web.archive.org/web/20100727160514/http://jjrowland.com/wigu/20020327.html WIGU adventures]
- It would be an intense disgust. The absolute apex of teen angst.
- (geometry) The topmost vertex of a cone or pyramid (in their conventional orientation).
- (chiefly, anatomy) The "pointed" fine end of something.
- (botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ opposed to the end where it is attached to its support; the tip.
- (astronomy) The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun appears to move relative to nearby stars.
- (physics) The lowest point on a pendant drop of a liquid.
- (mining, US) The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.
- (typography) A diacritic in Classical Latin that resembles and gave rise to the acute.
- (typography) A diacritic in Middle Vietnamese that indicates /ŋ͡m/.
- (typography) A sharp upward point formed by two strokes that meet at an acute angle, as in "W", uppercase "A", and closed-top "4", or by a tapered stroke, as in lowercase "t".
- (attributive, ecology) The top of the food chain
- An apex predator, also known as an alpha predator or top predator, is a predator at the top of a food chain, with no natural predators
- (highest point) peak, top, summit
- (moment of greatest success, expansion, etc) acme, culmination, height, peak, pinnacle
- (pointed end) end, tip
- See also Thesaurus:apex
- French: apex, sommet
- German: Gipfel
- Italian: apice
- Portuguese: topo, cume
- Russian: верши́на
- Spanish: ápice, cima
- (British, trade union) Acronym of Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff