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Vertex (Latin: peak; plural vertices or vertexes) means the "top", or the highest geometric point of something, usually a curved surface or line, or a point where any two geometric sides or edges meet regardless of elevation; as opposed to an apex which is frequently a highest angular point such as possessed by a triangle, pyramid, or cone. It may refer to:

Mathematics and computer science[edit]


Biology and anatomy[edit]



Other uses[edit]

  • Vertex (optics), a point where the optical axis crosses an optical surface
  • Vertex (astrology), and anti-vertex, the points where the prime vertical intersects the ecliptic

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