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Apex vs. Zenith

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  • Apex (noun)

    The "highest" or the greatest point of something.

    "the apex of the building"

  • Apex (noun)

    The moment of greatest success, expansion, etc.

    "the apex of civilization"

  • Apex (noun)

    The topmost vertex of a cone or pyramid (in their conventional orientation).

  • Apex (noun)

    The "pointed" fine end of something.

  • Apex (noun)

    The lowest part of the human heart.

  • Apex (noun)

    The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ opposed to the end where it is attached to its support; the tip.

  • Apex (noun)

    The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun appears to move relative to nearby stars.

  • Apex (noun)

    The lowest point on a pendant drop of a liquid.

  • Apex (noun)

    The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.

  • Apex (noun)

    A diacritic in Classical Latin that resembles and gave rise to the acute.

  • Apex (noun)

    A diacritic in Middle Vietnamese that indicates /ŋ͡m/.

  • Zenith (noun)

    The point in the sky vertically above a given position or observer; the point in the celestial sphere opposite the nadir.

    "nadir|perigee"

  • Zenith (noun)

    The highest point in the sky reached by a celestial body.

  • Zenith (noun)

    Highest point or state; peak.

    "acme|apogee|culmination|pinnacle"

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  • Apex (noun)

    a system of reduced fares for scheduled airline flights and railway journeys which must be booked and paid for before a certain period in advance of departure

    "Apex fares"

  • Apex (verb)

    reach a high point or climax

    "melodic lines build up to the chorus and it apexes at the solo"

  • Apex (verb)

    turn (a corner) very close to the edge of the track

    "he understands when to apex a corner"

  • Zenith (noun)

    the time at which something is most powerful or successful

    "in 1977, punk was at its zenith"

  • Zenith (noun)

    the point in the sky or celestial sphere directly above an observer.

  • Zenith (noun)

    the highest point reached by a given celestial object

    "the sun was well past the zenith"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Apex (noun)

    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.

  • Apex (noun)

    The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.

  • Zenith (noun)

    That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; - opposed to nadir.

  • Zenith (noun)

    hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity.

Webster Dictionary
  • Apex (noun)

    the highest point (of something);

    "at the peak of the pyramid"

  • Apex (noun)

    the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars

  • Zenith (noun)

    the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

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