What does culmination mean?

Definitions for culmination
ˌkʌl məˈneɪ ʃəncul·mi·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apogee, culminationnoun

    a final climactic stage

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

  2. culminationnoun

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

  3. climax, culminationnoun

    the decisive moment in a novel or play

    "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

  4. completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop upnoun

    a concluding action

Wiktionary

  1. culminationnoun

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

  2. culminationnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Culminationnoun

    The transit of a planet through the meridian.

    Etymology: from culminate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Culminationnoun

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

  2. Culminationnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F.culmination]

Freebase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. culmination

    In nautical astronomy, is the transit or passage of any celestial body over the meridian of a place.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of culmination in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of culmination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of culmination in a Sentence

  1. Gretchen Wisehart:

    As someone who marched for the ERA( Equal Rights Amendment) in the'70s with my mom, it really seemed like the culmination of decades of work, it was absolutely devastating that it didn't happen.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    It really is a very strong statement from the court about the unbelievable overreach of this president and his administration, it's not a decision that's standing out on its own. This is the culmination of a string of decisions from the courts rebuking the president and his administration for time after time exceeding its authority and stepping over the authority of the other branches.

  3. Jen Psaki:

    President Biden has, of course, spoken repeatedly about how the former president abused his office, undermined the Constitution and ignored his oath to the American people in an effort to amass more power for himself and his allies, he sees Jan. 6 as a tragic culmination of what those four years under President Trump did to our country.

  4. Kane Ray:

    In the A320 family, accidents and incidents range from fan-cowl detachment, landing gear collapse, bird strikes, right through to hull losses through pilot error, most aircraft have teething problems, and in most cases, these are eradicated. Very rarely, these issues cause disasters -- largely because of a culmination of factors that lead to the event.

  5. Phil Stone:

    It's the culmination of what we have been working for.

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