Definitions for culminationˌkʌl məˈneɪ ʃən

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word culmination

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. apogee, culmination(noun)

    a final climactic stage

    "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"

  2. culmination(noun)

    (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon

  3. climax, culmination(noun)

    the decisive moment in a novel or play

    "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

  4. completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up(noun)

    a concluding action

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. culmination(Noun)

    The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.

  2. culmination(Noun)

    Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Culmination(noun)

    the attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavently body; passage across the meridian; transit

  2. Culmination(noun)

    attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc

  3. Origin: [Cf. F.culmination]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Culmination

    In astronomy, the culmination of a planet, star, constellation, etc. is the altitude reached when the object transits over an observer's meridian. During a sidereal day, an astronomical object will cross the meridian twice: once at its upper culmination, when it is at its highest point as seen from the earth, and once at its lower culmination, its lowest point. Often, culmination is used to mean upper culmination. The altitude of an object in degrees at its upper culmination is equal to, where L is the observer's latitude and D is the object's declination Generally, the sun is visible at its upper culmination and not visible at its lower culmination. But during winter near the North Pole, the sun is below the horizon at both of its culminations. In most of the northern hemisphere, Polaris, the "North Star", and the rest of the stars of the constellation Ursa Minor can be seen to rotate around the celestial pole and are all visible at both culminations, as long as the sky is dark enough. Such stars, which never set at the observer's location are described as being circumpolar. These three examples illustrate all three cases, dependent on the latitude of the observer and the declination of the celestial body.


Translations for culmination

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for culmination »

Translation

Find a translation for the culmination definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these culmination definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"culmination." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Apr. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/culmination>.

Are we missing a good definition for culmination? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for culmination:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.