See also: vèrtex

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EtymologyEdit

Late Middle English, borrowed from Latin vertex (whirl, eddy; top, crown, peak, summit).

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vertex (plural vertices or vertexes)

  1. The highest point, top or apex of something.
    Synonyms: acme, apex, peak, top
    1. (anatomy) The highest surface on the skull; the crown of the head.
  2. (geometry) An angular point of a polygon, polyhedron or higher order polytope.
    1. The common point of the two rays that form an angle.
    2. The point at which an axis meets a curve or surface.
  3. (mathematics) A point on the curve with a local minimum or maximum of curvature.
  4. (graph theory) One of the elements of a graph joined or not by edges to other vertices.
    Synonym: node
    Coordinate term: plot
  5. (computer graphics) A point in 3D space, usually given in terms of its Cartesian coordinates.
  6. (optics) The point where the surface of a lens crosses the optical axis.
  7. (particle physics) An interaction point.
  8. (astrology) The point where the prime vertical meets the ecliptic in the western hemisphere of a natal chart.
  9. (typography) A sharp downward point opposite a crotch, as in the letters "V" and "W" but not "Y".
    Coordinate term: apex

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FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin vertex.

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vertex m (plural vertex)

  1. (anatomy) vertex

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From vertō (to turn around, turn about).

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NounEdit

vertex m (genitive verticis); third declension

  1. whirl, whirlpool, eddy, vortex
  2. eddy of wind or flame, whirlwind, coil of flame
  3. (literally, anatomy) top, crown of the head
  4. (poetic) head
    • vacuus vertexan empty head
  5. pole of the heavens (north or south)
  6. highest point, top, peak, summit (of a mountain, house, tree, etc.)
    • a verticefrome above/at the top
    • in verticemupright/vertically
    Antonym: fundus
  7. (figuratively, poetic) highest, uttermost, greatest

InflectionEdit

Third-declension noun.

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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EtymologyEdit

From French vertex, from Latin vertex.

NounEdit

vertex n (uncountable)

  1. vertex

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