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apex (noun) summit; peak; the highest point.

The top point of something is its apex. When we talk of the apex of a triangle, we mean the highest tip or the upper vertex of a triangle with its base horizontal. Apex also means the highest point in a person's career or achievement. Apex is also the summit of a mountain.

  • Vincent's performance before a New York audience two summers ago was the apex of his career as a solo violinist. He has not been in such demand ever since.
  • The English drama reached its apex in the period of Queen Elizabeth I. A number of playwrights, including Shakespeare, the foremost among them, produced plays of unmatched brilliance in the whole of English literature.
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