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English Dictionary: culmination by the DICT Development Group
2 results for culmination
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
culmination
n
  1. a final climactic stage; "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"
    Synonym(s): apogee, culmination
  2. (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
  3. the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
    Synonym(s): climax, culmination
  4. a concluding action
    Synonym(s): completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Culmination \Cul"mi*na"tion\ (k[ucr]l`m?-n?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
      culmination]
      1. The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by
            a heavently body; passage across the meridian; transit.
  
      2. Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory,
            power, etc.
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