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culmination


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culmination  \Cul"mi*na"tion\  (k[u^]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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  culmination 
  n  1:  a  final  climactic  stage;  "their  achievements  stand  as  a 
  culmination  of  centuries  of  development"  [syn:  {apogee}] 
  2:  the  decisive  moment  in  a  novel  or  play;  "the  deathbed  scene 
  is  the  climax  of  the  play"  [syn:  {climax}] 
  3:  a  concluding  action  [syn:  {completion},  {closing},  {windup}, 
  {mop  up}] 




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