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noun (pl=apices, pl2=apexes)
  1. The highest point of something.
the apex of the building
  1. (figuratively) The moment of greatest success, expansion, etc.
the apex of civilization
  1. (geometry) The topmost vertex of a cone or pyramid (in their conventional orientation).
  2. The pointed end of an object.
the apex of a leaf
  1. (botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ opposed to the end where it is attached to its support; the tip.

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