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Definition 1: a concluding action - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for culmination in the sense of this definition

(culmination is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of culmination ) the act of bringing to completion or fruition

(... is a kind of culmination ) the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse

(... is a kind of culmination ) the act of finishing

"his best finish in a major tournament was third" "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"

(... is a kind of culmination ) the act of finalizing

(... is a kind of culmination ) carrying some project or intention to full completion

"I appreciated his follow-through on his promise"

(... is a kind of culmination ) the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion

"his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target" "squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"

(... is a kind of culmination ) the successful completion of a program of study

Definition 2: the decisive moment in a novel or play - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where culmination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the deathbed scene is the climax of the play

Synonyms for culmination in the sense of this definition

(culmination is a kind of ...) a particular point in time

"the moment he arrived the party began"

(... is part of culmination) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events

"he writes stories for the magazines"

Definition 3: (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon - [noun denoting location]

(culmination is a kind of ...) a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)

(culmination belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 4: a final climactic stage - [noun denoting time]

Samples where culmination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development

Synonyms for culmination in the sense of this definition

(culmination is a kind of ...) any distinct time period in a sequence of events

"we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"

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