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ver·tex

vertex

 
pronunciation:
vuhr teks
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part of speech: noun
inflections: vertexes, vertices
definition 1: the highest point of anything; apex.
After much climbing, we reached the vertex of the mountain.
similar words:
apex, height, summit, tip, top, zenith
definition 2: the point where the sides of an angle or geometric solid come together.
A cube has eight vertices.