Apex
Apex A"pex, n.; pl. E. {Apexes}; L. {Apices}. [L.] 1. The tip, top, point, or angular summit of anything; as, the apex of a mountain, spire, or cone; the apex, or tip, of a leaf. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining) The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{Apex of the earth's motion} (Astron.), that point of the heavens toward which the earth is moving in its orbit. [1913 Webster]


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  • apex — apex …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Apex — may refer to:* Apex of the heart, the lowest superficial part of the heart * Apex (mollusc), the tip of the spire of the shell of a gastropod * Apex (headdress), a pointed piece of olive wood, the base of which was surrounded with a lock of wool …   Wikipedia

  • apex — [ apɛks ] n. m. • 1863; « cimier des casques romains » 1771; mot lat. « pointe » 1 ♦ Partie sommitale d un organe (⇒ apical). L apex de la langue. ♢ Zool. Sommet de l enroulement hélicoïdal de la coquille des gastéropodes. 2 ♦ Dans les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Apex — (lat. Spitze, Kuppe) bezeichnet in der Biologie: Apex (Anatomie), in der Anatomie Bestandteil einiger anatomischer Bezeichnungen einen Teil des Schmetterlingsflügels, siehe Flügel (Schmetterling) einen Teil der Schneckenschale, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • APEX — (lat. Spitze, Kuppe) bezeichnet in der Biologie: Apex (Anatomie), in der Anatomie Bestandteil einiger anatomischer Bezeichnungen einen Teil des Schmetterlingsflügels, siehe Flügel (Schmetterling) einen Teil der Schneckenschale, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • apex — 1 Apex, vertex are so often used interchangeably with reference to the tip or top point of a cone, a pyramid, or a conic section that a fundamental difference in implications is often ignored. Apex has particular reference to the sharpness or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • apex — ÁPEX, apexuri, s.n. 1. (astron.) Punct de pe bolta cerească spre care se deplasează în aparenţă sistemul nostru solar. 2. Capăt, extremitate (ascuţită) a unui lucru. – Din fr., lat. apex. Trimis de ana zecheru, 27.05.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  ápex s …   Dicționar Român

  • Apex — 〈m.; , Api|zes [ tse:s]〉 1. Spitze, Gipfel 2. Zielpunkt einer Gestirnbewegung 3. 〈Phon.〉 Längezeichen über einem Vokal (z. B. ā, â, í) [lat., „Spitze, Gipfel“] * * * Apex, der; , Apizes [ a:pit̮se:s] [lat. apex = Spitze]: 1. (Astron.) Zielpunkt… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ápex — m. anat. Vértice o punta. Medical Dictionary. 2011. ápex vértice. Extremo por regla gener …   Diccionario médico

  • APEX — peculiariter dicebatur apud Romanos, pileus Flaminis (qui Flammeum alias vocabatur) per synecdochen, quod in conum desinebat. Hinc Festus. Apex, inquit, Sacerdotum insigne, diclus ab eo, quod comprchendere antiqui vinculô apere dicebant, unde… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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