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  • n. The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.
  • n. Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.
  • n. Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The position of a heavenly body when it is on the meridian; the attainment by a star of its highest or lowest altitude on any day.
  • n. The highest point or summit; the top; the act or fact of reaching the highest point: used especially in figurative senses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a final climactic stage
  • n. the decisive moment in a novel or play
  • n. (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
  • n. a concluding action

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