Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of apex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural See apex.

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  • noun Plural form of apex.

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Examples

  • I need no other passage but this to convince me that Jeremy Taylor, the angle in which the two 'apices' of logic and rhetoric meet, consummate in both, was yet no metaphysician.

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • The points of minimum speed form a basin in the sheaf of dynamical paths, and when the paths are projected down into trajectories through the corner, the set of apices form an extended patch on the road surface.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • I just borrowed it to refer to the shape of the basins in section -- cones with their apices cut off or a 3-sides-equal trapezium, exactly similar to the ones you see in the diagrams above, though it would be serrated because of the stairs.

    Tele-Hydrology

  • Burghers gaped and stared; young lawyers sauntered, sneered, and laughed, as in the pit of the theatre; while others apart sat on a bench retired, and reasoned highly, inter apices juris, on the doctrines of constructive crime, and the true import of the statute.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • The tuft of his grey hair, his eye, the brow of which was raised by his monocle to emit a smile, the red flowers in his buttonhole formed, so to speak, the three mobile apices of a convulsive and striking triangle.

    The Guermantes Way

  • Then, taking the triangular discs, he placed them with quick, sensitive hands, so that their bases were upon the outer circle, and their apices touched the inner.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Usually hairy underneath, bases rounded or heart-shaped, apices narrow.

    Chapter 7

  • Spiders (Cyclops sp.) can smother young growing apices.

    Chapter 15

  • One fling he was still curtain of: Neither of the two men he'd surprised was a mad gourmet chef out for condiments, which would be the case ff the green bottles contained nothing but apices.

    Bloodhype

  • One fling he was still curtain of: Neither of the two men he'd surprised was a mad gourmet chef out for condiments, which would be the case ff the green bottles contained nothing but apices.

    Bloodhype

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