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Borrowed from French culmination, from culminer, or from Medieval Latin culminatus + -tion. Morphologically culminate + -ion
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌkʌl.məˈneɪ.ʃən/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkʌl.mɪnˈeɪ.ʃən/
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
culmination (countable and uncountable, plural culminations)
- (astronomy) The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.
- (UK) Endpoint (usually good) arrived at after some series of actions or events, or some period , usually after the series or period has ended. The sum of something.
- (US) Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.
- (US) A ceremony marking the completion of studies at an elementary school, middle school or junior high school, the term "graduation" being reserved for high school.
- See also Thesaurus:apex
astronomy: attainment of the highest point
arrival of the highest pitch of glory
culmination f (plural culminations)
- “culmination”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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