Culminant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Culminant Being vertical, or at the highest point of altitude; hence, predominant.
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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.
    • culminant Culminating; reaching the highest point.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Culminant at its highest point
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Quotations

  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “Action should culminate in wisdom.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. culmināre, from L. culmen, properly columen, a summit.

Usage

In literature:

She does not want our relation to culminate in the act itself.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
It is the culmination of human strife.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
It was also a culminating point in the great labor upheaval.
"A History of Trade Unionism in the United States" by Selig Perlman
This Walpurgis period of the movement culminated on November 7, 1837, in a terrible tragedy.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
It was the culminating hour of their lives.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
The anthropoids represent very probably the culmination of at least three distinct lines of development.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
The success of the system, which culminated in the fall of Port Arthur, went further still.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
These few words are preliminary to a consideration of the Mass in D, the work in which Beethoven reached his culmination as an artist.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
This final emancipation of art from ecclesiastical trammels culminated in the great age of Italian painting.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
In the culminating moment of the great tragedy they bore themselves as well as the best.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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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
thence,
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:

A ten-year long investigation into sprawling corruption in New Jersey culminated Thursday after an informant's tips led to the arrests of 44 people, including three mayors and multiple rabbis.
The menu is "a culmination of world cuisine with island attitude".
A raffle offering the chance to win a children's ride-on John Deere Gator replica vehicle and other prizes will culminate in a Dec 12 drawing at Elmroft of Medina, 1046 N Jefferson Street, Medina.
Republicans have gaveled open their convention that will culminate with the nomination of Mitt Romney to be president.
Sorry, that's the introduction to Willie Geist 's next book--the culmination of his life's work.
The practice, of course, was repeated throughout Europe in the centuries that followed, culminating in the Jewish ghettos of the Nazi era.
Jared Goldberg and Abby Ghent caught the Nor Am downhill wins - the first of a three DH, two SG stretch at Copper Mountain that culminates with the US National speed championships - on Wednesday (Dec.
The celebration is the culmination of Lent — the time of preparation — and finally, Holy Week.
KTOO's American Graduate series culminates tonight in "Getting to Graduation".
KTOO's American Graduate series culminates tonight in "Getting to Graduation ".
A trip to a small prairie in southeastern Barton County was the inspiration that led a photographer with local roots to embark on an 11-year project that culminated in July with the release of a new book.
) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.
This mini-festival, stretching over three days with local and national artists, has been the culmination of local promoter John Stengel's (Live Source Long Island) work for the past six years.
The culminating event at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week drew 1,500 community members to engage with the region's most promising startups.
Over the past few weeks, tensions between Meek Mill and Cassidy have been brewing, culminating in what many believed was a diss track issued by Cassidy.
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In science:

This is followed by a discussion of the direction of the field, divided into the three themes identified in the APS Study on the Future of Neutrino Physics.1 This APS study represented the culmination of a year-long effort by the neutrino community to come to a consensus on future directions.
Neutrino Experiments
During the next 14 months, the BCD was used as the basis for the detailed design work and value estimate culminating in the completion of the second ma jor milestone, the publication of the draft ILC Reference Design Report (RDR).
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
This paper is the culmination of work over a long period of time and the authors are much indebted to Tsvi Piran for many enlightening discussions during this period, and Craig Wheeler for discussions about magnetic outflows and for his encouragement.
A general scheme for modeling gamma-ray burst prompt emission
HERA was the culmination of 50 years of experimentation with electron, later also muon and neutrino, beams to explore the structure of the proton, first in elastic and subsequently in inelastic scattering.
Collider Physics at HERA
Although the path to asymptotic freedom begins with Pomeranchuk’s paper written in 19555 , it had many twists and turns before it reached its final destination culminating in works by Gross and Wilczek and Politzer .
Landau's Last Paper and its Impact on Developments in Mathematics, Physics and Other Disciplines in New Millennium
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