Vertex

A vertex (plural vertices) is a point at which two or more sides or edges of a geometric figure meet.

Examples

Point A is the vertex of this angle:

Points A, B, C, and D are the vertices of this rectangle:

Points A, B, C, D, and E are the vertices of this square pyramid:

In the pyramid above, Point B is the vertex at the highest point in relation to the base of the pyramid. This point is known as the apex.


Related word vertices.

See also angles, apex.