acme

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See also: ACME, Acme, and acmé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀκμή (akmḗ, point, top).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæk.mi/
    • (file)

Noun[edit]

acme (plural acmes)

  1. The top or highest point; pinnacle; culmination. [c. 1610]
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:apex
  2. (medicine) The crisis or height of a disease.
  3. Mature age; full bloom of life.
    • 1625 (first performance), Ben[jamin] Jonson, The Staple of Nevves. [], London: [] I[ohn] B[eale] for Robert Allot [], published 1631, OCLC 81096167, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      He must be one that can instruct your youth,
      And keep your acme in the state of truth

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀκμή (akmḗ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈak.me/
  • Rhymes: -akme
  • Hyphenation: àc‧me

Noun[edit]

acme f (invariable)

  1. acme, apex
    Synonyms: apice, culmine, sommità
  2. (medicine) acme

Further reading[edit]

  • acme in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana