Definition of culmination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkʌlmɪˈneɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkʌlmɪˈneɪʃn//
[singular] (formal)
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the highest point or end of something, usually happening after a long time The reforms marked the successful culmination of a long campaign.Extra examples A decision will be taken at the culmination of the initial research. The show marked the culmination of months of hard work. The space race reached its culmination in the first moon walk. This massive autobiographical work was the logical culmination of her long career.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: culmination