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EtymologyEdit

From Latin vertex (top, peak), from vertere (to turn)

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vertex (plural vertices or vertexes)

  1. The highest point of something.
  2. (anatomy) The highest surface on the skull.
  3. (geometry) The common point of the two rays of the angle, or its equivalent structure in polyhedra (meeting of edges) and higher order polytopes.
  4. (mathematics) A point on the curve with a local minimum or maximum of curvature.
  5. (graph theory) One of the elements of a graph joined or not by edges to other vertices.
  6. (computer graphics) A point in 3D space, usually given in terms of its Cartesian coordinates.
  7. (optics) The point where the surface of a lens crosses the optical axis.
  8. (nuclear or particle physics) An interaction point.
  9. (astrology) The point where the prime vertical meets the ecliptic in the western hemisphere of a natal chart.

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  • (element of a graph): plot

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From vortex, from vertō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vertex m (genitive verticis); third declension

  1. whirlpool, eddy, vortex
  2. crown (of the head)
  3. top, peak, summit
  4. pole (North or South)

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vertex verticēs
genitive verticis verticum
dative verticī verticibus
accusative verticem verticēs
ablative vertice verticibus
vocative vertex verticēs

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