culmination-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a final result, achievement

Commentary: CULMINATION[+state][+result][+final] [+entity][+abstract][+achievement]

This product was the culmination of 13 years of research and development.
Her fatigue was the culmination of weeks of stress and sleep deprivation.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a decisive, climactic concluding event

Commentary: CULMINATION[+event][+termination][+conclusion][+decisive]

The culmination of the play is when the princess thrusts the dagger into the sorcerer.
I missed the culmination of the season which featured a young violinist from Berlin.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4

Sense Number 3: the highest position of a celestial body relative to an observer on earth

Commentary: CULMINATION[+location][+highest][+relative][+of_body][+astronomical][+to_viewer][+earthbound]

This chart shows the culmination of Venus during the month of December.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2