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acme

[ak-mee] /ˈæk mi/
noun
1.
the highest point; summit; peak:
The empire was at the acme of its power.
Origin of acme
1610-1620
First recorded in 1610-20, acme is from the Greek word akmḗ point, highest point, extremity
Related forms
acmic
[ak-mik] /ˈæk mɪk/ (Show IPA),
acmatic
[ak-mat-ik] /ækˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Can be confused
acme, acne.
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acme

/ˈækmɪ/
noun
1.
the culminating point, as of achievement or excellence; summit; peak
Word Origin
C16: from Greek akmē
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Word Origin and History for acme
n.

"highest point," 1560s, from Greek akme "(highest) point, edge; peak of anything," from PIE root *ak- "sharp" (see acrid). Written in Greek letters until c.1620. The U.S. grocery store chain was founded 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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