Apical vs Epical - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between apical and epical

is that apical is of or connected with the apex while epical is of or pertaining to epic literature; epic, grandiose.

As nouns the difference between apical and epical

is that apical is (phonetics) a sound produced by obstructing the air passage with the tip of the tongue while epical is (literature) any book containing 2 or more epics.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

apical

English

(wikipedia apical)

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or connected with the apex.
  • (botany, of a meristem) Situated at the growing tip of the plant or its roots, in comparison with intercalary growth situated between zones of permanent tissue.
  • (linguistics, of a sound) Produced with the tip of the tongue.
  • Derived terms

    * preapical

    Coordinate terms

    * * (linguistics) laminal, coronal

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (phonetics) A sound produced by obstructing the air passage with the tip of the tongue.
  • Anagrams

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    epical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to epic literature; epic, grandiose.
  • *2013 , (Thomas Pynchon), Bleeding Edge , Vintage 2014, p. 457:
  • *:Camp Tewattsirokwas was the brainchild of a Trotskyite couple, the Gimelmans from Cedarhurst, begun back at the time of the Schachtman unpleasantness amid epical all-night screaming matches […].
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (literature) Any book containing 2 or more epics.
  • (poetry) In epic poetry, a lengthy, revered narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation.
  • Anagrams

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