noun, plural a·pex·es, a·pi·ces [ey-puh-seez, ap-uh-] /ˈeɪ pəˌsiz, ˈæp ə-/.
- apex beat,
- apex club,
- apex pneumonia,
- apgar score
Origin of apex
Origin of APEX
Examples from the Web for apex
But the KKK actually reached its apex of influence during the 1920s.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock|John Avlon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He died at the apex, after one of the best rides of his life, in the oldest rodeo.
Its placing at the apex of British life is itself a little nuts, as the Ovation series shows.
The Gospel Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which opens today, is where Southern culture achieves an apex.The Cradle of Jazz, Blues and Gospel Endlessly Rocking|Jason Berry|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It allows us to see ourselves as the apex of history, the culmination of an inevitable, upward surge of improvement.How ‘Cosmos’ Bungles the History of Religion and Science|David Sessions|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In some way one of his legs had slipped between the branches, the angle of which became more acute, of course, toward the apex.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
There they were, heaped up in an auriferous pyramid curiously balanced on its apex.The World on Wheels and Other Sketches|Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
A stick nailed to the apex of each pair of spars served temporarily to brace them apart.The Scientific American Boy|A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
The third glume is oblong or linear-oblong, hyaline, apex rounded, ciliate and faintly 2-nerved.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Stamens 2, one each side of the upper lobe of the corolla, exserted; anther-cells confluent at the apex.
noun plural apexes or apices (ˈæpɪˌsiːz, ˈeɪ-)
Word Origin for apex
n acronym for
c.1600, from Latin apex "summit, peak, tip, top, extreme end;" probably related to apere "to fasten, fix," hence "the tip of anything" (one of the meanings in Latin was "small rod at the top of the flamen's cap"), from PIE *ap- "to take, reach." Proper plural is apices.