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