HyperDic: culmination

English > 4 senses of the word culmination:
NOUNtimeculmination, apogeea final climactic stage
locationculmination(astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
communicationculmination, climaxthe decisive moment in a novel or play
actculmination, completion, closing, windup, mop upa concluding action
culmination > pronunciation
Soundskah.lmahney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > culmination: 4 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningA final climactic stage.
Example"their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"
Synonymapogee
Broaderphase, stageAny distinct time period in a sequence of events
Spanishapogeo, culminación
Catalanapogeu, culminació
Verbsculminateend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
culminatebring to a head or to the highest point
culminatereach the highest or most decisive point
English > culmination: 4 senses > noun 2, location
Meaning(astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon.
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Broadercelestial pointA point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
Verbsculminatereach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
English > culmination: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe decisive moment in a novel or play.
Synonymclimax
Part ofstoryA piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
Broadermoment, minute, second, instantA particular point in time
Spanishclimax, clímax, punto culminante
Catalanclímax, punt culminant
Verbsculminateend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
culminatereach the highest or most decisive point
English > culmination: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA concluding action.
Synonymscompletion, closing, windup, mop up
NarrowerconsummationThe act of bringing to completion or fruition
consummationThe completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
finalization, finalisationThe act of finalizing
finish, finishingThe act of finishing
follow-throughcarrying some project or intention to full completion
follow-throughThe act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion
graduationThe successful completion of a program of study
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishconclusión, culminación, finalización
Catalanacabament, conclusió, culminació, finalització
Verbsculminateend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

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