culmination culmination  /ˌkəl mə ˈneɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a final climactic stage
  2. (n) (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
  3. (n) the decisive moment in a novel or play
  4. (n) a concluding action


  1. That film brought him to another kind of culmination.
  2. But as arrests mounted, so did four-letter words in Avatar, reaching a culmination of a sort in a centerfold consisting of four familiar obscenities in yellow, 2-in.
  3. And though this revolution was the product of two centuries of agitation by thousands upon thousands of courageous men and women, King was its culmination.


  1. Local teams prepped for high school rodeo finals

    HEBER CITY — The culmination of the 2012-13 high school rodeo season — the Utah High School Rodeo Association State Finals — begins its four-day run today at the Wasatch County Event Center. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Standard-Examiner

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    Sohum developer Bob McKee has been ordered to pay $200,000 in fines to Humboldt County in the culmination of a costly 11-year lawsuit over McKee’s purchase and division of Tooby Ranch near Garberville.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The North Coast Journal

  3. Field trip for nursery school kids in Sharon

    The Teddy Bear class at Hertz Nursery School in Sharon had been busy learning all about fire safety. The culmination of this particular unit ended with a field trip to the Sharon Fire Department.  The students watched as a firefighter showed them how they enter a house that is on fire.  Students also got to climb aboard a fire truck and pretend to drive it.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Sharon Advocate


  1. "We just all looked at one another and said, 'We're going to rebuild together. We'll lean on each other,'" Brees said. "This is the culmination of that."
    on Feb 7, 2010 By: Drew Brees Source:

  2. Andersen said that being a member of the Falcons when the team reached the Super Bowl in 1999 "was the culmination. It was the pinnacle of my career."
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Morten Andersen Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Obviously, (the Denver) game was just an absolute kick to the gut," Colangelo said. "When you look back, it's a culmination of things. Expectations are high. We want to win."
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Bryan Colangelo Source: Kansas City Star

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