culmination

  • 1 culmination — [ kylminasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1600 fig.; lat. culminatio, de culminare → culminer ♦ Astron. Passage d un astre à son point culminant. ● culmination nom féminin Chacun des deux points du méridien d un lieu en lesquels passe quotidiennement un astre,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Culmination — Cul mi*na tion (k[u^]l 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 culmination — (n.) 1630s, from Fr. culmination, noun of action from L.L. culminare (see CULMINATE (Cf. culminate)). Originally a term in astronomy/astrology; figurative use is from 1650s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Culmination — (v. lat.), 1) die höchste Erhebung eines Himmelskörpers über den Horizont, bei seiner scheinbaren täglichen Bewegung von Ost nach West. Es entspricht solche dem Moment, wenn ein Stern (Sonne od. Mond mit ihrem Mittelpunkt) durch den Meridian… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 Culmination — Culmination, in der Astronomie der Durchgang eines Gestirns durch den Meridian oder Mittagskreis des Beobachters; das Gestirn hat in diesem Augenblicke die größte Höhe, den höchsten Punkt seines Tagbogens (culmen arcus diurni) erreicht, »es… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 6 culmination — I noun acme, apex, apogee, cap, climax, crest, crown, crowning touch, head, height, highest point, peak, pinnacle, summit, top, topmost point, utmost height, zenith II index ceiling, conclusion (outcome), consequence ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 culmination — CULMINATION. s. f. Terme d Astronomie. Moment du passage d un astre par le méridien …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 8 culmination — фр. [кюльминасьо/н], англ. [калминэ/йшн] culminazione ит. [кульминацио/нэ] кульминация …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 9 culmination — peak, climax, apex, acme, *summit, pinnacle, meridian, zenith, apogee …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 culmination — [n] conclusion; climactic stage acme, all the way*, apex, apogee, blow off*, capper*, climax, completion, consummation, critical mass, crown, crowning touch, finale, finish, height, limit, maximum, meridian, ne plus ultra, noon, payoff, peak,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 culmination — [kul΄mə nā′shən] n. 1. a culminating; reaching of the highest or lowest altitude or point 2. the highest point; zenith; climax …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Culmination — 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[citation needed]. During a sidereal day, an astronomical object will cross the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 culmination — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ logical, natural (esp. AmE) ▪ This massive work was the logical culmination of her long career. VERB + CULMINATION ▪ mark, represent ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 Culmination — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Culmination », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Quand un astre passe par son point de hauteur maximum, on dit qu il culmine ou qu il est à sa culmination. Culmination des étoiles Sur …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 15 culmination — cul|mi|na|tion [ˌkʌlmıˈneıʃən] n [U] the culmination of sth something, especially something important, that happens at the end of a long period of effort or development ▪ This little book represented the culmination of 15 years work …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 culmination — cul|mi|na|tion [ ,kʌlmı neıʃn ] noun singular the final result of a process or situation: culmination of: This agreement is the culmination of weeks of negotiations …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 culmination — [[t]kʌ̱lmɪne͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N SING: usu the N of n Something, especially something important, that is the culmination of an activity, process, or series of events happens at the end of it. Their arrest was the culmination of an operation in which… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 culmination — noun (U) the culmination of the final or highest point that is reached after a long period of effort or development: This little book represented the culmination of 15 years work …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 culmination — UK [ˌkʌlmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [singular] the final result of a process or situation culmination of: This agreement is the culmination of weeks of negotiations …

    English dictionary

  • 20 culmination — /kul meuh nay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or fact of culminating. 2. that in which anything culminates; the culminating position or stage; highest point; acme. 3. Astron. the position of a celestial body when it is on the meridian. [1625 35; < ML… …

    Universalium


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