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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apex  \A"pex\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Apexes};  L.  {Apices}.  [L.] 
  1.  The  tip,  top  point,  or  angular  summit  of  anything  as 
  the  apex  of  a  mountain,  spire,  or  cone;  the  apex,  or  tip, 
  of  a  leaf. 
 
  2.  (Mining)  The  end  or  edge  of  a  vein  nearest  the  surface. 
  [U.S.] 
 
  {Apex  of  the  earth's  motion}  (Astron.),  that  point  of  the 
  heavens  toward  which  the  earth  is  moving  in  its  orbit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apex 
  n  1:  the  highest  point  of  something  [syn:  {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  [syn:  {solar  apex},  {apex  of  the  sun's  way}]  [ant:  {antapex}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Apex,  NC  (town,  FIPS  1520) 
  Location:  35.72579  N,  78.84503  W 
  Population  (1990):  4968  (1826  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  27502 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  APEX 
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