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Examples of apex in a Sentence
she reached the apex of fame, only to find it wasn't what she expected
the apex of the spear
Recent Examples of apex from the Web
America has stood as the apex power of the world for at least as long.
Just imagine a typeface that could inspire empathy inherently based on the softness of a letter's apex or by increasing or decreasing negative space in characters.
As far as three-level systems of apex predators, mesopredators, and prey are concerned, the presence or absence of the top predator can have a major influence on the population dynamics of both its competitors and its prey.
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Apex entered English from Latin, where it originally meant "a small rod at the top of a flamen's cap." What's a flamen's cap? Flamens were priests who devoted themselves to serving just one of the many ancient Roman gods (for instance, just Jupiter or Mars). Those priests wore distinctive conical caps that English speakers dubbed "flamen's caps." Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century dramatist Ben Jonson was one of the few English writers known to have used "apex" in its flamen's-cap sense: "Upon his head a hat of delicate wool, whose top ended in a cone, and was thence called apex."
Origin and Etymology of apex
First Known Use: 1601
Synonym Discussion of apex
APEX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of apex for English Language Learners
: the top or highest point of something
APEX Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of apex
: a narrowed or pointed end of an anatomical structure: asa: the narrow somewhat conical upper part of a lung extending into the rootb: the lower pointed end of the heart situated in humans opposite the space between the cartilages of the fifth and sixth ribs on the left sidec: the extremity of the root of a tooth
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