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 for apex
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apex \A"pex\, n.; pl. E. Apexes; L. Apices. [L.]
     1. The tip, top, point, or angular summit of anything; as,
        the apex of a mountain, spire, or cone; the apex, or tip,
        of a leaf.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Mining) The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.
        [1913 Webster]
     Apex of the earth's motion (Astron.), that point of the
        heavens toward which the earth is moving in its orbit.
        [1913 Webster] aphaeresis

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the
           pyramid" [syn: vertex, peak, apex, acme]
      2: the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and
         solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
         [syn: apex, solar apex, apex of the sun's way] [ant:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  126 Moby Thesaurus words for "apex":
     L, Olympian heights, achievement, acme, aerial heights,
     alveolar ridge, alveolus, angle, apogee, arytenoid cartilages,
     attainment, back, bend, bifurcation, bight, blade, brow, cant, cap,
     capstone, chevron, climax, cloud nine, coin, consummation, corner,
     crank, crescendo, crest, crook, crotchet, crown, culmen,
     culmination, deflection, dizzy heights, dogleg, dorsum, edge,
     elbow, elevation, ell, eminence, ether, extreme limit, extremity,
     fork, furcation, hard palate, heaven, heavens, height, heights,
     high noon, highest pitch, highest point, hook, inflection, knee,
     larynx, last word, lift, limit, lips, maximum, meridian,
     mountaintop, nasal cavity, ne plus ultra, no place higher, nook,
     noon, noontide, oral cavity, palate, peak, pharyngeal cavity,
     pharynx, pinnacle, pitch, point, pole, prime, prominence, quoin,
     raise, realization, ridge, rise, rising ground, roof,
     seventh heaven, sky, soft palate, speech organ, spire, steep,
     stratosphere, summit, swerve, syrinx, teeth, teeth ridge, tip,
     tip-top, tongue, top, ultimate, upmost, upper extremity, uppermost,
     uprise, utmost, vantage ground, vantage point, veer, very top,
     vocal chink, vocal cords, vocal folds, vocal processes, voice box,
     zag, zenith, zig, zigzag

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Apex, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    20212
     Housing Units (2000): 8028
     Land area (2000):     10.536900 sq. miles (27.290445 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.059767 sq. miles (0.154797 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    10.596667 sq. miles (27.445242 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            01520
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             35.731952 N, 78.852878 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     27502
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Apex, NC

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