"Il vertice"

Translation:The summit

May 10, 2013

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what is the difference between "la cima" and "il vertice" ?


Cima is the top point of something, for instance "in cima all'albero" means "on top of the tree"; vertice is actually the vertex/extremity of a polygon, it becomes a top when talking about pyramids, for instance "al vertice dell'azienda" means "at the top of the company" because the hierarchy is usually triangular. In this case "vertice" as "summit" implies a meeting of the top brass, rather than a mountain peak (la cima della montagna).

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