Definition of culmination in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkəlməˈnāSH(ə)n/ /ˌkəlməˈneɪʃ(ə)n/


in singular
  • 1The highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.

    ‘the product was the culmination of 13 years of research’
    • ‘The past twelve months for him have been a fitting culmination to an outstanding career, to date.’
    • ‘Matthew wants to achieve a fitting culmination to the night, but he is unable to do so.’
    • ‘The arrest is the culmination of an investigation which has been ongoing for upwards of 18 months.’
    • ‘The verdict is the culmination of a long investigation by Rochdale police.’
    • ‘Most products bought by private consumers represent the culmination of a long process of value creation.’
    • ‘It is the culmination of at least a year's work and investment.’
    • ‘This was a great victory for the school and a culmination of much hard work and commitment invested over a long and busy year.’
    • ‘It is the logical culmination of more and more media saturation with an emphasis on television.’
    • ‘The culmination of that was an uplifting climax heightened by the emotional residue of what had gone before.’
    • ‘The event itself is the culmination of five years of sustained effort by their creators.’
    • ‘We have created a world where we insist on perceiving every new development as a culmination of something great or as a climax.’
    • ‘It was a culmination of art work the children have produced over the past three weeks.’
    • ‘To be honest, I was feeling tired from the culmination of two much hecticness so wasn't able to appreciate it as much as I ought to have done.’
    • ‘It's not anywhere that I'd really choose to be, but at that point in my life it was the culmination of every choice that there had been up to that point.’
    • ‘One is museum design which is the culmination of all architectural thought and art as well as theatres and auditoriums.’
    • ‘It has been a mammoth undertaking and is the culmination of many hundreds of hours of research, editing and printing.’
    • ‘For the people who fought against the closure plans, it is the culmination of a seven-month campaign to secure the future of the pools.’
    • ‘Proud parents came from throughout the county to hear the youngsters sing in what was the culmination of many dedicated hours of practice.’
    • ‘The whole affair is the culmination of the spin phenomenon.’
    • ‘Its introduction marked the culmination of 120 years of campaigning.’
    climax, pinnacle, peak, high point, highest point, height, high water mark, top, summit, crest, zenith, crowning moment, apotheosis
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    1. 1.1Astronomy Astrology The reaching of the meridian by a celestial body.



/ˌkəlməˈnāSH(ə)n/ /ˌkəlməˈneɪʃ(ə)n/