noun ac·me \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

Synonym Discussion of ACME

summit, peak, pinnacle, climax, apex, acme, culmination mean the highest point attained or attainable. summit implies the topmost level attainable <at the summit of the Victorian social scene>. peak suggests the highest among other high points <an artist working at the peak of her powers>. pinnacle suggests a dizzying and often insecure height <the pinnacle of worldly success>. climax implies the highest point in an ascending series <the war was the climax to a series of hostile actions>. apex implies the point where all ascending lines converge <the apex of Dutch culture>. acme implies a level of quality representing the perfection of a thing <a statue that was once deemed the acme of beauty>. culmination suggests the outcome of a growth or development representing an attained objective <the culmination of years of effort>.
Medical Dictionary


noun ac·me \ˈak-mē\

Medical Definition of ACME

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


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