vertex
playSimple Definition of vertex

: a point where two lines meet to form an angle; especially : the point on a triangle that is opposite to the base
Full Definition of vertex
pluralvertices
play \ˈvərtəˌsēz\ alsovertexes
1 : the top of the head
2 a : the point opposite to and farthest from the base in a figure b : a point (as of an angle, polygon, polyhedron, graph, or network) that terminates a line or curve or comprises the intersection of two or more lines or curves c : a point where an axis of an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola intersects the curve itself
3 : a principal or highest point : summit <the vertex of the hill>
Origin and Etymology of vertex
Middle English, top of the head, from Latin vertic, vertex, vortic, vortex whirl, whirlpool, top of the head, summit, from vertere to turn
First Known Use: 14th century
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VERTEX Defined for Kids
vertex
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vertices
\ˈvərtəˌsēz\ alsovertexes
1 : the point opposite to and farthest from the base of a geometrical figure
2 : the common endpoint of the sides of an angle
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