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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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Culminationnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F.culmination]

  2. Culminationnoun

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

    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. The House managers:

    After spending months propagating the lie that the 2020 election had been stolen from him, President Trump summoned his supporters to a rally in Washington on January 6, against this backdrop, President Trump addressed a crowd that he knew was armed and primed for violence. He falsely raged to the crowd that the Joint Session was the culmination of a treasonous plot to destroy America. He exhorted his supporters to.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Right now, in 2015, fifty years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to make it harder for people to vote. As we speak, more of such laws are being proposed, meanwhile, the Voting Rights Act, the culmination of so much blood, so much sweat and tears, the product of so much sacrifice in the face of wanton violence ... stands weakened.

  3. 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.

  4. Tom Herman:

    This is the culmination of a lot of hard work by some really dedicated young men that 10 months ago made a decision that they were going to go to work every day and do whatever it took to get through this season together, and they did. We had our ups and downs, but they never wavered. They never gave up hope. They never gave up confidence. They kept playing for each other. I couldnt be prouder of my team.

  5. Michael Keating:

    This is the culmination of almost six months of intense consultations.

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