Definition of culmination in English:


Line breaks: cul¦min|ation
Pronunciation: /kʌlmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n


[usually in singular]
1The highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time: the deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation
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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, zenith, crowning moment, apotheosis;
consummation, completion, finish, conclusion, close, termination
informal high noon
2 archaic or Astrology The reaching of the meridian by a celestial body.

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