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Definition of Culmination

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climax, highest point; completion, final action, concluding action
Culmination Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavently body; passage across the meridian; transit.
  
(n.)
Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.
  
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culmination
\cul"mi*na"tion\ (kŭl`m?-n?"sh?n), n. [cf. f. culmination]
1. the attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.
2. attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.
culmination
n
1. a final climactic stage; "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development" [syn: apogee]


2. the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play" [syn: climax]


3. a concluding action [syn: completion, closing, windup, mop up]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a final climactic stage; "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"
(synonym) apogee
(hypernym) phase, stage
(derivation) culminate
2. (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
(hypernym) celestial point
(derivation) culminate
(classification) astronomy, uranology
3. the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
(synonym) climax
(hypernym) moment, minute, second, instant
(part-holonym) story
(derivation) culminate
4. a concluding action
(synonym) completion, closing, windup, mop up
(hypernym) termination, ending, conclusion
(hyponym) consummation
(derivation) culminate, climax
Culmination Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In astronomy, the culmination of a planet, star, constellation, etc. is the altitude (or elevation angle) reached when the object transits over an observer's meridian.

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Culmination Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Astrological Terms
1. The arrival of a planet at the degree of the MC. 2. The culmination of an aspect is when it is completed, regardless of the MC.