# Dictionary Definition

vertex

### Noun

1 the point of intersection of lines or the point
opposite the base of a figure

2 the highest point (of something); "at the peak
of the pyramid" [syn: peak,
apex, acme] [also: vertices (pl)]vertices See
vertex

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Noun

vertices- Plural of vertex

# Extensive Definition

Vertex (Latin: corner; plural vertices or
vertexes) may refer to:

## Mathematics

- Vertex (geometry), a corner point of a polygon, node in a Triangulated irregular network or TIN
- Vertex (graph theory), a node in a graph
- Vertex (curve), a local extreme point of curvature

## Physics

- Vertex (physics), a point where particles collide and interact
- Vertex (optics), a point where the optical axis crosses a lens surface
- Vertex algebra in conformal field theory
- Vertex function describing the interaction between a photon and an electron
- Vertex model in statistical mechanics, a discrete model of a physical system in which weights are associated with vertices of a grid graph.

## Companies

- Vertex - Business Process Outsourcing, a business services provider spun off from United Utilities
- Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company
- Vertex Standard, a radiocommunication products company.

## Music

- A song in In The Groove (video game)
- Vertex (album), an album by Buck 65
- Vertex (band), a band formed in 1996

## Other

- Vertex (anatomy), the uppermost surface of the head of an arthropod or vertebrate

vertices in German: Vertex

vertices in Spanish: Vértice

vertices in Finnish: Vertex

vertices in French: Vertex

vertices in Italian: Vertice

vertices in Dutch: Vertex

vertices in Portuguese: Vértice

vertices in Swedish: Vertex