vertex

Definitions

0 Vote up! noun. The highest point; the apex or summit: the vertex of a mountain.
0 Vote up! noun. Anatomy The highest point of the skull.
0 Vote up! noun. Anatomy The top of the head.
0 Vote up! noun. Astronomy The highest point reached in the apparent motion of a celestial body.
0 Vote up! noun. Mathematics The point at which the sides of an angle intersect.
0 Vote up! noun. Mathematics The point on a triangle or pyramid opposite to and farthest away from its base.
0 Vote up! noun. Mathematics A point on a polyhedron common to three or more sides.
0 Vote up! noun. The highest point of something.
0 Vote up! noun. The highest surface on the skull.
0 Vote up! noun. Informally; a corner.
0 Vote up! noun. The common point of the two rays of the angle.
0 Vote up! noun. The meeting points of two sides.
0 Vote up! noun. The meeting point of three or more faces and an equal number of edges.
0 Vote up! noun. a point where the corners of three or more cells meet and connect to each other.
0 Vote up! noun. a point on the curve with a local minimum or maximum of curvature.
0 Vote up! noun. One of the elements of a graph joined by zero or more edges to other vertices.
0 Vote up! noun. A point in 3D space, usually given in terms of its Cartesian coordinates.
0 Vote up! noun. The point where the surface of an optical element (e.g. lens) crosses the optical axis.
0 Vote up! noun. the interaction point.
0 Vote up! noun. where the Prime Vertical meets the ecliptic in the west.
0 Vote up! noun. A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex.
0 Vote up! noun. The top, or crown, of the head.
0 Vote up! noun. The zenith, or the point of the heavens directly overhead.
0 Vote up! 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.
0 Vote up! noun. In geometry, the point at which concurrent straights meet.
0 Vote up! noun. The highest or principal point; apex; top; crown; summit.
0 Vote up! noun. In mathematics, a point of a figure most distant from the center; any convex angle of a polygon.
0 Vote up! noun. the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure
0 Vote up! noun. the highest point (of something)

Usage

0 Vote up! Thus: what we call the vertex of the Brain is really its base and what we call its base is really its vertex, it is simply a question of nomenclature.
0 Vote up! Thus the interior angle at each vertex is either 90° or 270°.
0 Vote up! "What we call the vertex of the Brain is really its base: and what we call its base is really its vertex: it is simply a question of nomenclature."
0 Vote up! The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, DHT promotes both the proliferation of prostate cells and hair loss, and that men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer were more likely to have had bald spots on the tops of their heads, which is referred to as vertex baldness, as opposed to those men who did not have bald spots.
0 Vote up! At the vertex is a medical student named Karlanner (played by Stephen Barker Turner), a kind of emblematic conflicted "good German" - leftishly inclined, living with the Jewish girlfriend who rescued him from alcoholism.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! VER+TEX- VADte(increasing) hue TAX have gone to highest point this year.

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