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Noun: culmination  ,kúl-mu'ney-shun
  1. A final climactic stage
    "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development";
    - apogee
  2. (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
  3. The decisive moment in a novel or play
    "the deathbed scene is the culmination of the play";
    - climax
  4. A concluding action
    - completion, closing, windup, mop up

Derived forms: culminations

Type of: celestial point, conclusion, ending, instant, minute, moment, phase, second, stage, termination

Part of: story

Encyclopedia: Culmination