Culmination - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌkʌlmɪˈneɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word culmination
Brit.  |kʌlmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word culmination

noun

- a final climactic stage(syn: apogee)

their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development

- (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
- the decisive moment in a novel or play (syn: climax)
- a concluding action (syn: closing, completion, windup)

Examples

This study is the culmination of years of research.

...an acting performance that was seen as the culmination of a brilliant career on the stage...

their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development

This little book represented the culmination of 15 years' work.

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