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Noun culmination has 4 senses
  1. apogee, culmination - a final climactic stage; "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"
    --1 is a kind of phase, stage
    Derived forms: verb culminate3, verb culminate2, verb culminate1
  2. culmination - (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
    --2 is a kind of
    celestial point
    Derived form: verb culminate4
  3. climax, culmination - the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
    --3 is a kind of moment, minute, second, instant
    --3 is a part of story
    Derived forms: verb culminate3, verb culminate1
  4. completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up - a concluding action
    --4 is a kind of termination, ending, conclusion
    --4 has particulars:
     consummation; consummation; finish, finishing; finalization, finalisation; follow-through; follow-through; graduation
    Derived form: verb culminate1
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