Definitions of vertex

  1. the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The top, or crown, of the head. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The zenith, or the point of the heavens directly overhead. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Vertices, the highest point; the apex; the top. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. 1. The crown of the head; the topmost point of the vault of the skull, a landmark in craniometry. 2. In obstetrics the portion of the fetal head bounded by the planes of the trachelobregmatic and biparietal diameters, with the lesser fontanelle at the apex. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. Highest cranial point. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. The top or summit: the point of a cone, pyramid, or angle: (astr.) the zenith:-pl. VERTICES. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Summit; point of a cone, pyramid, or angle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The highest point of anything; apex; top. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The crown or top of the head; the top of a hill or other thing; the point of a cone, pyramid, angle, or figure; the zenith or point of the heavens perpendicularly over the head. Vertex of a curve, the extremity of the axis or diameter, or the point where the diameter meets the curve. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The top of the head; the highest point of the skull. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  15. [Latin] The top of the head; the highest point of the skull (anat.). na
  16. v[.e]r'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--vert[)e]re, to turn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. [Latin]. The summit; as V. of the skull, V. of the body (often called simply V.). V. presentation, presentation of the head-end of the fetus; i. e., the occipital or face. na
  18. (pl. usu. -ices). Highest point, top, apex; (Anat.) crown of head; (Geom.) each angular point of triangle. polygon, &c., v. of an angle, meeting-point of lines that form it. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. The summit or top; crown of the head. American pocket medical dictionary.
  20. The crown of the head; a somewhat indefinite area of the head that is highest when the subject is in the erect posture. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. [L.] The angular point of a triangle, pyramid, etc., opposite to the base. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. [L.] The point of a symmetrical curve or surface on which it is cut by the axis ; as the Vertex of a parabola. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. n. [Latin] Principal or highest point; summit; crown;—the summit or top of' a hill;—the crown or top of the head.—in optics, tho pole of a glass ;—in astronomy, the zenith; the point in the heavens which is directly overhead or perpendicular to the spectator;—in mathematics, the point in any figure opposite to or furthest from the base,»the apex of a cone, pyramid, triangle, or other figure. Cabinet Dictionary

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