# Vertex vs Hypervertex - What's the difference?

vertex | hypervertex |

## In graph theory|lang=en terms the difference between vertex and hypervertex

is that vertex is (graph theory) one of the elements of a graph joined or not by edges to other vertices while hypervertex is (graph theory) the equivalent of a graph's vertex in a hypergraph.

## As nouns the difference between vertex and hypervertex

is that vertex is the highest point of something while hypervertex is (graph theory) the equivalent of a graph's vertex in a hypergraph.

# vertex

## English

(wikipedia vertex)

### Noun

(en-noun)
• The highest point of something.
• (anatomy) The highest surface on the skull.
• (geometry) The common point of the two rays of the angle, or its equivalent structure in polyhedra (meeting of edges) and higher order polytopes.
• (mathematics) A point on the curve with a local minimum or maximum of curvature.
• (graph theory) One of the elements of a graph joined or not by edges to other vertices.
• (computer graphics) A point in space, usually given in terms of its Cartesian coordinates.
• (optics) The point where the surface of a lens crosses the optical axis.
• (nuclear, or, particle physics) An interaction point.
• (astrology) The point where the prime vertical meets the ecliptic in the western hemisphere of a natal chart.
• #### Synonyms

* (highest point) acme, apex, peak, top * (part of a graph) node

#### Derived terms

* vertexal, vertexial