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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin

apex

noun
     
a‧pex [countable]
1 technical the top or highest part of something pointed or curved:
the apex of the roof
the apex of a pyramid
2 formal the most important position in an organization or society:
The king was at the apex of society.
3 formal the most successful part of something:
He was at the apex of his career.

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