• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Culminal Pertaining to a culmen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Western Electric successfully brought sound to motion pictures and introduced systems of mobile communications which culminated in the cellular telephone.
    • culminal Of or pertaining to the culmen or summit; uppermost; apical.
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  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “Action should culminate in wisdom.”


In literature:

This measure marks the culmination of Edward's activity as a lawgiver.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Thus "Universal" religion culminates in a "Characteristic" or personal religion.
"An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy" by W. Tudor Jones
Finally it raged in the angry political quarrel which culminated in the Civil War.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
His genius culminates in the 'Israel.
"The Great German Composers" by George T. Ferris
The one culminates in animal enjoyment, the other expands to its ultimate conceptions in the perfections of Divine Love.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
James Holden turned his thoughts forward and began to plan how he was going to face the culmination of this romance next September Fifteenth.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
But the culminating point was not reached till the last Thursday of the term.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
The point on which their eyes converge, the culmination of their vision, is the figure of Christ.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
These movements culminated in the battle of Tannenberg, commencing August 26, 1914.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Trouble had long been brewing in the ranks and culminated in mutiny and riot at the close of June.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
Her depression culminated in this breakdown, which surprised her as much as it astonished Claude.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
As a political leader the winter of 1866-1867 was the culminating point in his career.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
This was the culminating act; the head then receded, and, growing fainter and fainter, gradually disappeared altogether.
"Scottish Ghost Stories" by Elliott O'Donnell
They were only making a start on the way from barbarism to something like our glorious culmination of civilization.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Its lucida, the fourth-magnitude star Alfecca Meridiana culminates at 9 P.M., August 13th.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
Boutroux (13) says that the Germans themselves regard the war as the culmination of their philosophy.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
My misdemeanours for the entire day were narrated, culminating with this last heinous offence.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
It had begun with the repulse of the Armada and culminated some fifteen years later.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Leslie Stephen
CULMINATION, in nautical astronomy, is the transit or passage of any celestial body over the meridian of a place.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Leiocrates, the third Suitor, responds in a speech which is the culmination of insolence and defiance of right.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider

In poetry:

"Nay," you cry in bitter protest,
"Shall man have no perfect end,
No millennial culmination,
Toward which all the ages tend?
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
But come from Nature's long and harmless throes—peacefully builded
These virgin lands—Lands of the Western Shore,
To the new Culminating Man—to you, the Empire New,
You, promis'd long, we pledge, we dedicate.
"Song Of The Redwood-Tree" by Walt Whitman
At saeva e speculis tempus dea nacta nocendi,
Ardua tecta petit, stabuli et de culmine summo
Pastorale canit signum, cornuque recurvo
Tartaream intendit vocem, qua protinus omne
Contremuit nemus, et silvae intonuere profundae.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =First Dialogue.=" by Giordano Bruno

In news:

Holy Cross volleyball culminates building process.
Join NYFOS founders Steven Blier and Michael Barrett and the students of The Juilliard School's Vocal Arts Department for the concert that culminates our third annual installment of NYFOS@Juillard.
A few more than 100 hounds started the finals, which culminated in a final-night competition among four dogs and their handlers.
O'Grady went 4-0 at 184 pounds over the weekend, culminating with a 11-6 win over Jeffrey Koepke of the University of Illinois.
CAIRO — Courts and factions engaged in a frantic lastminute scramble Wednesday in a struggle for power over the culmination of Egypt's political transition after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
A former Idaho woman got caught up in an internet security company and a series of legal disputes that culminated with a $163 million civil judgment against her.
The event will culminate with a panel and concert.
At 8 am this morning, the Grand Palace Hotel was imploded in what Louisiana State trooper and public information officer Nick Manale said was the culmination of hard work and inter-agency cooperation.
Representatives from several out-of-town businesses will be among more than 100 people expected at Auburn Industry 2012 today at the Auburn Airport – the culmination of more than.
The Pabst Theater curtain rose Thursday evening on three new, short ballets that culminated the Milwaukee Ballet's Genesis Competition.
Representing the culmination of 18 months of hardwork and dedication by employees, Keymark Corp.
Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 is the culmination of five decades of intensive biblical study by Mr Camping and other bible teachers who have discovered the same biblical data.
The Affordable Care Act is the most important law enacted in at least a generation—the culmination of a reform effort, nearly a century in the making, to establish health care as a universal right.
The day is culminated by the Pyrotechnics Fire Works show at Dusk.
Beginning with a masked ball on the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6), festivities pick up steam all the way to the start of Lent , culminating in five days of parties.

In science:

On the differential geometric side, it has culminated in the introduction of principal extensions as noncommutative ob jects most closely describing principal bundles, and in the development of Chern-Weil theory for such extensions .
Galois-Type Extensions and Equivariant Projectivity
Giving continuity to this study, new investigations have been undertaken which culminate in an outcome which represents a large qualitative advance relative to that which was achieved earlier.
Two-dimensional body of maximum mean resistance
It culminates in a formula for weak values identical to (13) except that the real part symbol ℜ is omitted.
What do quantum "weak" measurements actually measure?
For example, low degree polynomial testing is involved in the proof of the PCP Theorem, the cornerstone of the theory of computational hardness of approximation and the culmination of a long line of research on IP and PCP (see, Arora at el. and Feige et al. ).
Algorithms for Testing Monomials in Multivariate Polynomials
Starting from Plato’s Dialogues, the Western classical idealism culminated in Hegel’s dialectic method for Nature with the absolute selfknowledge and collective mind-spirit-soul, denoted by one German word geist .
Were the ancient Greeks right that space is continuous material plenum?
This subsection culminates with the result that the nc polynomial d1V (x, xT )[h, hT ]T (Le1 )(Le1)T V (x, xT )[h, hT ], is the nc complex hessian for some nc polynomial that is nc plush on an nc open set.
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions
This direction culminated with a nearly complete characterization of all properties that are testable with one-sided error and constant number of queries [AS08].
Testing Odd-Cycle-Freeness in Boolean Functions
Thereafter, a series of papers [3, 4, 5] appeared addressing the general question of relative velocities and culminated in the introduction of four geometrically defined (but inequivalent) notions of relative velocity: Fermi, kinematic, astrometric, and the spectroscopic relative velocities.
Relative velocities for radial motion in expanding Robertson-Walker spacetimes
The culmination of these efforts was the proof of a long standing conjecture regarding the quantum Chernoff bound [ACM, ANS].
Quantum Hypothesis Testing and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics
Those reviews discuss, among other things, the experimental work on BEC spreading in a disordered wave guide, which have culminated in the observation of onedimensional Anderson localization [7, 8].
Cold atoms in the presence of disorder
The news of Jerzy Neyman’s successful visit to the United States, culminating with a set of lectures at the U.S.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
Robinson culminating in [DPR61] proved the analogue for exponential diophantine equations, in which polynomials are replaced by expressions built up from integers using not only addition and multiplication, but also exponentiation.
Undecidable problems: a sampler
The analysis culminated in a Monte Carlo simulation using, in turn, three different MCS models namely θFR and θHighland (in our terminology ) and the full Moli`ere treatment of pro jected angle .
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
We have seen how large-scale path-integral Monte Carlo simulations of bosonic systems have culminated in excellent agreement between theory and experiment for up to a million particles at experimentally relevant temperatures.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
The culmination was the EUV instrument flown on the Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975, when four EUV point sources were discovered (Lampton et al. 1976, Margon et al. 1976, Haisch et al. 1977, Margon et al. 1978).
Ultraviolet Sky Surveys