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culmination 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌkəlməˈnāSHən/,
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culminations, plural;
  1. The highest or climactic point of something, esp. as attained after a long time
    • - the product was the culmination of 13 years of research
  2. The reaching of the meridian by a celestial body


  1. apogee: a final climactic stage; "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"
  2. (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
  3. climax: the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
  4. completion: a concluding action
  5. (culminate) end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
  6. (culminate) bring to a head or to the highest point; "Seurat culminated pointillism"
  7. (culminate) reach the highest or most decisive point
  8. In astronomy, the culmination, at a given point, of a planet, star, constellation, etc. is the time within the diurnal motion when it appears on an observer's meridian.
  9. The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit; Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc
  10. (Culminate) A star or planet culminates when it reaches its highest point in the sky from the observer's point of view.
  11. (culminate) to reach the highest point or degree; climax; to come to completion; end
  12. A term used to describe a planet's arrival at the Midheaven (natally or by progression or transit); also used to indicate the completion of an aspect by progression, i.e., when a platic aspect reaches partile, it culminates.
  13. An object culminates when it reaches greatest and least altitudes ( upper culmination and their lower culmination respectively). For non circumpolar objects, the lower culmination is below the horizon. ...
  14. The point at which a satellite reaches its highest position or elevation in the sky, relative to an observer (aka the closest point of approach).
  15. The maximum altitude that a celestial object attains above the horizon.
  16. event. The time and event when any object reaches its highest altitude (least zenith distance) for the day (or roughly a one-day period). ...
  17. The arrival of a planet at the degree of the MC. The culmination of an aspect is when it is completed, regardless of the MC.
  18. the point in time and space when the attacker's combat power no longer exceeds that of the defender or when the defender no longer has the capability to defend successfully.
  19. When a planet is positioned on or near the Midheaven in a horoscope chart, it is said to be culminating.