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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Climax  \Cli"max\,  n.  [L.,  from  Gr  ?  ladder,  staircase,  fr  ?  to 
  make  to  bend,  to  lean.  See  {Ladder},  {Lean},  v.  i.] 
  1.  Upward  movement;  steady  increase;  gradation;  ascent. 
  --Glanvill. 
 
  2.  (Rhet.)  A  figure  in  which  the  parts  of  a  sentence  or 
  paragraph  are  so  arranged  that  each  succeeding  one  rises 
  above  its  predecessor  in  impressiveness. 
 
  ``Tribulation  worketh  patience,  patience  experience, 
  and  experience  hope''  --  a  happy  climax.  --J.  D. 
  Forbes. 
 
  3.  The  highest  point;  the  greatest  degree. 
 
  We  must  look  higher  for  the  climax  of  earthly  good. 
  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  climax 
  n  1:  the  highest  point  of  anything  conceived  of  as  growing  or 
  developing  or  unfolding:  "the  climax  of  the  artist's 
  career";  "in  the  flood  tide  of  his  success"  [syn:  {flood 
  tide}] 
  2:  the  decisive  moment  in  a  novel  or  play;  "the  deathbed  scene 
  is  the  climax  of  the  play"  [syn:  {culmination}] 
  3:  the  moment  of  most  intense  pleasure  in  sexual  intercourse 
  [syn:  {orgasm},  {sexual  climax},  {coming}] 
  4:  the  most  severe  stage  of  a  disease 
  5:  arrangement  of  clauses  in  ascending  order  of  forcefulness 
  v  :  end  esp.  to  reach  a  final  or  climactic  stage;  "The  meeting 
  culminated  in  a  tearful  embrace"  [syn:  {culminate}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Climax,  CO 
  Zip  code(s):  80429 
  Climax,  GA  (city,  FIPS  16908) 
  Location:  30.87562  N,  84.43125  W 
  Population  (1990):  226  (103  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  31734 
  Climax,  KS  (city,  FIPS  14275) 
  Location:  37.71928  N,  96.22356  W 
  Population  (1990):  57  (34  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67137 
  Climax,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  40456 
  Climax,  MI  (village,  FIPS  16440) 
  Location:  42.23945  N,  85.33703  W 
  Population  (1990):  677  (229  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  49034 
  Climax,  MN  (city,  FIPS  11962) 
  Location:  47.60679  N,  96.81227  W 
  Population  (1990):  264  (120  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Climax,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  27233 
  Climax,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  12042 




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