acme

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n acme the highest point (of something) "at the peak of the pyramid"
    • n acme the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty","the artist's gifts are at their acme","at the height of her career","the peak of perfection","summer was at its peak","...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame","the summit of his ambition","so many highest superlatives achieved by man","at the top of his profession"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The football team Green Bay Packers comes from a meat packing company called Acme Packing
    • Acme Mature age; full bloom of life.
    • Acme (Med) The crisis or height of a disease.
    • Acme The top or highest point; the culmination. "The very acme and pitch of life for epic poetry.""The moment when a certain power reaches the acme of its supremacy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acme The top or highest point; the furthest point attained; the utmost reach.
    • n acme The maturity or perfection of an animal.
    • n acme In medicine: The height or crisis of a disease. Another, and probably the correct, form of acne.
    • n acme In zoology, a genus of land-shells.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acme ak′mē the top or highest point: the culmination or perfection in the career of anything: crisis, as of a disease
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. point, top
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. akmēakē, a point.

Usage

In literature:

The acme of this sinuosity of movement is reached with those long-drawn-out fishes the eels.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Denis was in the acme of embarrassment.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Indeed, Count Bindo di Ferraris was the very acme of well-dressed, well-groomed scoundrelism.
"The Count's Chauffeur" by William Le Queux
There is no probability that any of our fruits have reached the acme of perfection.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
But this is not the acme of colonization insanity.
"Thoughts on African Colonization" by William Lloyd Garrison
Acme labels are popular.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
They stand unrivaled as the very acme of musical art.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
It was the acme of humiliation to have discovered herself in love with a man who had no need of her whatever!
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
They were the very acme of grandeur in a warfare as splendid as it was barbaric.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
I grow early corn in my young orchard, using an Acme and cutaway harrow, and cultivate as for corn.
"The Apple" by Various
That is the acme of breeding.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
More than this, Tullia represented for the Romans the very acme of wickedness.
"Roman Women" by Alfred Brittain
Nance conducted him to her writing desk, which was always the acme of neatness, and well stocked with stationery.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
Denis was in the acme of embarrassment.
"International Short Stories" by Various
The acme of it was reached the night we slept at the Umgwane drift.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford
Perhaps, however, the acme of jubilation was attained when the Burgher law was put in force in the district.
"A Veldt Official" by Bertram Mitford
The acme had not even then been reached.
"A Cursory History of Swearing" by Julian Sharman
Newman was at the acme of his popularity and influence.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
It is always the women among whom conventionalism reaches its acme.
"The Morality of Woman and Other Essays" by Ellen Key
And to-day whoever may succeed in depicting with his brush the acme of joy and the acme of sorrow has to thank that little chapel.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
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In poetry:

Let no empty glass be seen
Aloof from our good table's sparkle,
At the acme of our cheer
Here are francs to keep the circle.
"In A Cafe" by Francis Ledwidge
No frown of the world could e'er cause me to tremble
While trusting my all in a heart such as this,
Too fond to deceive me; too true to dissemble--
'Twere a foretaste of Heaven, the acme of bliss.
"Kindred Spirits" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Debris at the decommissioned Acme Power Plant was ignited today by crews using propane cutting torches to salvage metal from the East Toledo structure, firefighters said.
ACM Europe Illuminating the Role of Computing in the Digital Age in Europe and Globally.
ACME — Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has installed an electric vehicle charging station at the parking lot in front of the Resort's 17-story Tower.
UIST (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology) is the premier forum for innovations in the software and technology of human-computer interfaces .
Randy Rogers Band has the unique distinction of being nominated twice for the ACM Vocal Group of the Year despite never having a billboard Top 40 song.
Kix Brooks, half of the multi-talented "Brooks and Dunn," has won more CMA and ACM awards than any other act in the history of country music.
Seyedsasan Hashemikhabir, Eyup Serdar Ayaz, Yusuf Kavurucu, Tolga Can, Tamer Kahveci, "Large Scale Signaling Network Reconstruction," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol 99, no.
The ACM Lifting Lives Temporary Home Fund will aid people displaced from their homes by the flooding earlier this month.
Sebastien Roch, "A Short Proof that Phylogenetic Tree Reconstruction by Maximum Likelihood Is Hard," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol 3, no.
The reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert is headed to Adams Center.
Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of the band Lady Antebellum perform onstage during Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert presented by ACM held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM.
Image courtesy of Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM (via ABC News Radio).
ACM CareerNews for Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
ACM CareerNews is intended as an objective career news digest for busy IT professionals.
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In science:

Cook, in Proceedings of the Third Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (ACM, New York, 1971), p. 151. Artif.
Phase coexistence and finite-size scaling in random combinatorial problems
RY00] Dana Randall and Gary Yngve, Random three-dimensional tilings of Aztec octahedra and tetrahedra: an extension of domino tilings, Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (San Francisco, CA, 2000), p. 636–645, ACM, New York, 2000.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Let X be ACM, X ∩ P(W ) of expected dimension, k ) ∼= P(W ∗ Ymin (X ) ⊂ P(V ∗ k ) the scheme of k-th minimal rank syzygies of X and L the vector bund le of linear forms on Ymin (X ).
Geometric Syzygies of Mukai Varieties and General Canonical Curves with Genus at most 8
Ambainis, et al., in Proceedings of the 30th annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (Association for Computing Machinery, New York, 2001). A.M.
Experimental Implementation of the Quantum Random-Walk Algorithm
The ACM Press in cooperation with Addison-Wesley, 1989. P.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
In Proceedings of the 22th ACM Conference on Principles of Programming Languages, January 1995. H.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
In 1991 Bellcore hosted a workshop on information filtering ( IF) which lead to the December 1992 Communications of the ACM special issue on the topic .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The results of this Berkeley workshop led to the March 1997 Communications of the ACM special issue on recommender systems, a phrase coined by Resnick and Varian in their article introducing the issue .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The interest and need for such research, including possibly usability evaluations, on extant and new streamlined UIs for recommenders systems, is re flected in a r ecent ACM Transactions of Computer-Human Interaction call for papers [111].
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 2003.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Ambainis et al., in Proceedings of the 30th annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (Association for Computing Machinery, New York, 2001). A. M.
Implement Quantum Random Walks with Linear Optics Elements
Frieze, and Eli Upfal, On the satisfiability and maximum satisfiability of random 3 -CNF formulas, Proceedings of the Fourth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (Austin, TX, 1993) (New York), ACM, 1993, pp. 322– 330.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
Sorkin, A note on random 2-SAT with prescribed literal degrees, Proceedings of the 13th Annual ACM–SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, ACM, New York, 2002.
The Satisfiability Threshold of Random 3-SAT Is at Least 3.52
Vempala, Simple Markovchain algorithms for generating bipartite graphs and tournaments, Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (1997). Y.
On the uniform generation of random graphs with prescribed degree sequences
ACM -SIAM Symp . on Discrete Algorithms, pages 139 -149, 1995.
The Random Buffer Tree : A Randomized Technique for I/O-efficient Algorithms
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