[ ak-mee ]
/ ˈæk mi /
the highest point; summit; peak: The empire was at the acme of its power.
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Origin of acme
First recorded in 1610–20, acme is from the Greek word akmḗ point, highest point, extremity
OTHER WORDS FROM acmeac·mic [ak-mik] /ˈæk mɪk/, ac·mat·ic [ak-mat-ik] /ækˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acmic
/ (ˈækmɪ) /
the culminating point, as of achievement or excellence; summit; peak
Word Origin for acme
C16: from Greek akmē
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