Vertex


Vertex

Vertex (Latin: corner; plural vertices or vertexes) may refer to:

Mathematics

*Vertex (geometry), a corner point of a polygon, polyhedron, tesselation, etc.
*Vertex (graph theory), a node in a graph
*Vertex (curve), a local extreme point of curvature

Physics

*Vertex (physics), a point where particles collide and interact
*Vertex (optics), a point where the optical axis crosses a lens surface
*Vertex algebra in conformal field theory
*Vertex function describing the interaction between a photon and an electron
*Vertex model in statistical mechanics, a discrete model of a physical system in which weights are associated with vertices of a grid graph.

Companies

*Vertex - Business Process Outsourcing, a business services provider spun off from United Utilities
*Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company
*Vertex Standard, a radiocommunication products company.
*Vertex Software, a Web applications software developer.

Music

*A song in In The Groove (video game)
*"Vertex" (album), an album by Buck 65
*"Vertex" (band), a band formed in 1996

Other

*Vertex (anatomy), the uppermost surface of the head of an arthropod or vertebrate


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  • vertex — [ vɛrtɛks ] n. m. • v. 1560; mot lat. « sommet de la tête » ♦ Anat. Point le plus élevé sur la ligne médiane de la voûte du crâne. ● vertex nom masculin invariable (latin vertex, icis, sommet culminant) Sommet de la tête, tant chez l homme et les …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vertex — Ver tex, n.; pl. {Vertexes}, L. {Vertices}. [L. vertex, icis, a whirl, top of the head, top, summit, from vertere to turn. See {Verse}, and cf. {Vortex}.] A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex. Specifically:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vertex — VÉRTEX s.n. 1. (anat.) Sinciput. 2. (mar.) Punctul ortodromei cu latitudinea cea mai ridicată. 3. (met.) Punctul cel mai vestic atins de traiectoria unui ciclon. – Din fr., lat. vertex. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  VÉRTEX s …   Dicționar Român

  • Vertex — (pl.: Vertices) kommt vom lateinischen vertere: drehen, wenden, und bedeutet zunächst Wendepunkt, Scheitel; ebenso aber allgemeiner Punkt, Knoten – eine Stelle, an der sich Richtungen treffen. Und noch allgemeiner: Punkt, Vektor, n Tupel,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vertex — (n.) 1560s, the point opposite the base in geometry, from L. vertex highest point, lit. the turning point, originally whirling column, whirlpool, from vertere to turn (see VERSUS (Cf. versus)). Meaning highest point of anything is first attested… …   Etymology dictionary

  • vertex — ► NOUN (pl. vertices or vertexes) 1) the highest point; the top or apex. 2) Geometry each angular point of a polygon, polyhedron, or other figure. 3) a meeting point of two lines that form an angle. 4) Anatomy the crown of the head. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • Vertex — Vertex, (lat.), so v. w. Scheitel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vertex — (lat.), Scheitel, s. Kopf …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • vertex — index ceiling, crossroad (intersection) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vertex — *apex …   New Dictionary of Synonyms