What does the word apex mean?

Usage examples for apex

  1. The general type of the portrait composition is, of course, the triangle with the head at the apex, and this point is also generally in the central line; nevertheless, great richness of effect is brought about by emphasizing variations. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  2. The rude classes at the bottom felt that they were equal to or better than the delicate classes at the top; they shifted for themselves, and left the " gentle- folks" to shift for themselves; the base of the elaborate pyramid spread abroad, and the apex tumbled in and perished. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot

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