vertex
vertex (n.) 1560s, "the point opposite the base in geometry," from L. vertex "highest point," lit. "the turning point," originally "whirling column, whirlpool," from vertere "to turn" (see VERSUS (Cf. versus)). Meaning "highest point of anything" is first attested 1641.

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  • Vertex — (Latin: corner; plural vertices or vertexes) may refer to:Mathematics*Vertex (geometry), a corner point of a polygon, polyhedron, tesselation, etc. *Vertex (graph theory), a node in a graph *Vertex (curve), a local extreme point of curvature… …   Wikipedia

  • vertex — [ vɛrtɛks ] n. m. • v. 1560; mot lat. « sommet de la tête » ♦ Anat. Point le plus élevé sur la ligne médiane de la voûte du crâne. ● vertex nom masculin invariable (latin vertex, icis, sommet culminant) Sommet de la tête, tant chez l homme et les …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vertex — Ver tex, n.; pl. {Vertexes}, L. {Vertices}. [L. vertex, icis, a whirl, top of the head, top, summit, from vertere to turn. See {Verse}, and cf. {Vortex}.] A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex. Specifically:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vertex — VÉRTEX s.n. 1. (anat.) Sinciput. 2. (mar.) Punctul ortodromei cu latitudinea cea mai ridicată. 3. (met.) Punctul cel mai vestic atins de traiectoria unui ciclon. – Din fr., lat. vertex. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  VÉRTEX s …   Dicționar Român

  • Vertex — (pl.: Vertices) kommt vom lateinischen vertere: drehen, wenden, und bedeutet zunächst Wendepunkt, Scheitel; ebenso aber allgemeiner Punkt, Knoten – eine Stelle, an der sich Richtungen treffen. Und noch allgemeiner: Punkt, Vektor, n Tupel,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vertex — ► NOUN (pl. vertices or vertexes) 1) the highest point; the top or apex. 2) Geometry each angular point of a polygon, polyhedron, or other figure. 3) a meeting point of two lines that form an angle. 4) Anatomy the crown of the head. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • Vertex — Vertex, (lat.), so v. w. Scheitel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vertex — (lat.), Scheitel, s. Kopf …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • vertex — index ceiling, crossroad (intersection) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vertex — *apex …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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