Definitions for: Culmination


[n] a concluding action
[n] the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
[n] (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
[n] a final climactic stage; "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: apogee, climax, closing, completion, mop up, windup

See Also: celestial point, conclusion, ending, finalisation, finalization, finish, finishing, follow-through, graduation, instant, minute, moment, phase, second, stage, story, termination

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