Definition of culmination in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkəlməˈnāSH(ə)n/


[in singular]
1The highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time: the product was the culmination of 13 years of research
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  • The past twelve months for him have been a fitting culmination to an outstanding career, to date.
  • Matthew wants to achieve a fitting culmination to the night, but he is unable to do so.
  • The arrest is the culmination of an investigation which has been ongoing for upwards of 18 months.
climax, pinnacle, peak, high point, highest point, height, high-water mark, top, summit, crest, apex, zenith, crowning moment, apotheosis, apogee;
consummation, completion, finish, conclusion
1.1 Astronomy & Astrology The reaching of the meridian by a celestial body.

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Syllabification: cul·mi·na·tion

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