Definitions

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  • n. A point beyond the highest or greatest.
  • n. A point after the crisis of a fever is past.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, the decadence of an evolutionary series of organisms after it has reached its height or acme of development. Correlated with acme and epacme. Haeckel.
  • n. [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of lepidopterous insects.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek παρακμή, corresponding to para- + acme. (Wiktionary)

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  • The point at which one's prime is past.

    May 2, 2009