apex
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This abbreviation may also be written "Apex."
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geometry)
a. el vértice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The height of the triangle is the distance from the apex to the base.La altura del triángulo es la distancia entre el vértice y la base.
2. (high point)
a. la cima
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I was at the apex of my career and yet as a person I was very unhappy.Estaba en la cima de mi carrera y, sin embargo, a nivel personal era muy infeliz.
b. la cumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He died in a road accident at the apex of his musical career.Murió en un accidente de tráfico cuando estaba en la cumbre de su carrera musical.
3. (anatomy)
a. el ápice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There appeared to be a tumor within the apex of the right lung.Parecía haber un tumor dentro del ápice del pulmón derecho.
APEX
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
4. (Advance Purchase Excursion)
a. la excursión adquirida con antelación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I always buy tickets early because APEX fares are lower.Siempre compro pasajes pronto porque las tarifas de excursión adquirida con antelación son más bajas.
b. APEX
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Flights don't have to be expensive. Many airlines offer APEX fares.Los vuelos no tienen por qué ser caros. Muchas aerolíneas ofrecen tarifas APEX.
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apex
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of triangle)
a. el vértice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of career)
a. la cima f, cumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
apex [ˈeɪpeks]
noun
apexes apices [ˈeɪpɪsiːz]
1 (Mat) vértice (m)
2 cumbre (f); cima (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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