Meaning of VERTEX in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈvər-ˌteks ]


( plural ver·ti·ces ˈvər-tə-ˌsēz ; also ver·tex·es )

Etymology: Middle English, top of the head, from Latin vertic-, vertex, vortic-, vortex whirl, whirlpool, top of the head, summit, from vertere to turn

Date: 14th century

1. : the top of the head


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.