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Definition of climactic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

climactic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//klaɪˈmæktɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klaɪˈmæktɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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(of an event or a point in time) very exciting, most important The play builds up to a final climactic scene between father and daughter. Word Origin late 19th cent.: formed irregularly from climax + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: climactic