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Noun: apex (apices,apexes)  'ey,peks
  1. The highest point (of something)
    "at the apex of the pyramid";
    - vertex, peak, acme
     
  2. The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
    - solar apex, apex of the sun's way

Derived forms: apexes, apices

Type of: celestial point, extreme, extreme point, extremum

Antonym: antapex

Part of: celestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, sphere, vault of heaven, welkin

Encyclopedia: Apex, North Carolina