What does vertex mean?

Definitions for vertexˈvɜr tɛks; -təˌsiz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vertex.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vertex(noun)

    the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure

  2. vertex, peak, apex, acme(noun)

    the highest point (of something)

    "at the peak of the pyramid"


  1. vertex(Noun)

    The highest point of something.

  2. vertex(Noun)

    A point in 3D space, usually given in terms of its Cartesian coordinates.

  3. vertex(Noun)

    The highest surface on the skull.

  4. vertex(Noun)

    The point where the surface of an optical element (e.g. lens) crosses the optical axis.

  5. vertex(Noun)

    (nuclear or particle physics) the interaction point.

  6. vertex(Noun)

    where the Prime Vertical meets the ecliptic in the west.

  7. Origin: vertex, from vertere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vertex(noun)

    a turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex

  2. Vertex(noun)

    the top, or crown, of the head

  3. Vertex(noun)

    the zenith, or the point of the heavens directly overhead

  4. Vertex(noun)

    the point in any figure opposite to, and farthest from, the base; the terminating point of some particular line or lines in a figure or a curve; the top, or the point opposite the base

  5. Origin: [L. vertex, -icis, a whirl, top of the head, top, summit, from vertere to turn. See Verse, and cf. Vortex.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vertex

    vėr′teks, n. the top or summit: the point of a cone, pyramid, or angle; (astron.) the zenith: (anat.) the crown of the head:—pl. Ver′tices.—adj. Ver′tical, pertaining to the vertex: placed in the zenith: perpendicular to the plane of the horizon.—n. a vertical line.—adv. Ver′tically.—n. Ver′ticalness.—Vertical angles, opposite angles formed by intersecting lines; Vertical circle, a great circle of the heavens passing through the zenith and the nadir. [L., eddy, summit—vertĕre, to turn.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. vertex

    In artillery and naval gunfire support, the highest point in the trajectory of a projectile.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vertex in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vertex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

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