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cul·mi·nate / ˈkəlməˌnāt/ • v. [intr.] reach a climax or point of highest development: the tensions and disorders which culminated in World War II. ∎  [tr.] be the climax or point of highest development of. ∎  Astron. Astrol. (of a celestial body) reach the highest point at the meridian.

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culminate, in astronomy, the maximum height in the sky reached by a celestial body on a given day. At the culminate the body is crossing the observer's celestial meridian and is said to be in upper transit.

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culminate XVII. f. pp. stem of late L. culmināre exalt, extol, f. culmen, culmin- summit, acme; see -ATE 3.
So culmination XVII.

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