culmination

[ kuhl-muh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌkʌl məˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or fact of culminating.
that in which anything culminates; the culminating position or stage; highest point; acme.
Astronomy. the position of a celestial body when it is on the meridian.

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Origin of culmination

1625–35; <Medieval Latin culminātiōn-, stem of culminātiō;see culminate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM culmination

non·cul·mi·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for culmination

culmination
/ (ˌkʌlmɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

the final, highest, or decisive point
the act of culminating
astronomy the highest or lowest altitude attained by a heavenly body as it crosses the meridian
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