noun \ˈak-mē\

: the highest point of something

Full Definition of ACME

:  the highest point or stage; also :  one that represents perfection of the thing expressed

Examples of ACME

  1. His fame was at its acme.
  2. <the acme of their basketball season was their hard-won victory over last year's state champs>

Origin of ACME

Greek akmē point, highest point — more at edge
First Known Use: 1620


noun \ˈak-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACME

: the highest or most critical point or stage (as of growth or development)


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