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Pronunciation:  `kulmu'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a concluding action
  2. [n]  the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
  3. [n]  (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
  4. [n]  a final climactic stage; "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"

CULMINATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: apogee, climax, closing, completion, mop up, windup
 See Also: celestial point, conclusion, ending, finalisation, finalization, finish, finishing, follow-through, graduation, instant, minute, moment, phase, second, stage, story, termination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cul"mi*na"tion\ (k[u^]l`m?-n?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
1. The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by
   a heavently body; passage across the meridian; transit.

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

Thesaurus Terms
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