(v. i.) To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.
(v. i.) To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc.
(a.) Growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; -- applied to the growth of corals.
(1) Beckham's decision marks the culmination of a strategy aimed at preserving his brand long after the footballer has faded.
(2) A hypothetical scheme is presented that pursues the processes involved in invasion from the biochemical events generated by attachment of the parasite, to the steric rearrangement of red cell membrane proteins, which culminates in invasion.
(3) He'd later carry this over into Netflix's House Of Cards but before that, TV had already begun to emulate this new, bleak, antiheroic maturity with a cycle of dark, longform, acclaimed dramas, commencing with The Sopranos and culminating in Breaking Bad .
(4) Fox will be accompanied by the sporting director, Hendrik Almstadt, on the back of the 1-1 draw against Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup on Saturday, when their failure to beat a League Two side culminated in angry scenes involving the away supporters.
(5) It was found that: the two cell types have the same basal adenylate cyclase activity; prespore cells and prestalk cells are able to relay the extracellular cAMP signal equally well; intact prestalk cells show a threefold higher cAMP phosphodiesterase activity on the cell surface than prespore cells, whereas their cytosolic activity is the same; intact prestalk cells bind three to four times more cAMP than prespore cells; no large differences in cAMP metabolism and detection were observed between cells derived from migrating slugs and culminating aggregates.
(6) Despite a dreadful end to last season, culminating in a 6-1 defeat at Stoke City, FSG are pressing ahead with transfer plans agreed with Rodgers, indicating the manager’s position is safe at the moment.
(7) After standardized observation of mating behavior culminating in ejaculation and a sperm plug, females were allowed to produce litters in undisturbed conditions.
(8) As culmination proceeds, pstA cells transform into pstB cells by activating the ecmB gene as they enter the stalk tube.
(9) Significant numbers of PFC were encountered in the spleen as early as 14 to 18 hours after a single intravenous injection of antigen; after 36 hours the number of PFC rose rapidly and culminated in a maximum population at 5 days, followed by a rapid decline and plateau similar to that for circulating antibody.
(10) Richard Betts, a climate expert at the Meteorological Office and one of about 130 senior authors of Friday's report, said: "This is the culmination of three years' work.
(11) It will feature in meetings of the G8 group of industrialised countries, and the Tokyo international conference on African development, culminating in the Brussels meeting on the new deal for fragile states.
(12) At the culmination of each molt, the larval tobacco hornworm exhibits a pre-ecdysis behavior prior to shedding its old cuticle at ecdysis.
(13) This diplomatic battle culminated last year in the signing of a peace agreement between the rebels and the government which imposed an immediate ceasefire, and was supposed to lead to a government of national unity with Machar once again in the vice-president’s office.
(14) Several lines of experimental evidence suggest that an anterior-posterior gradient of cyclic AMP exists in migrating pseudoplasmodia of the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum, and that this gradient may be responsible for control of the proportions of stalk and spore cells that form during culmination.
(15) The Hanover action was, she says, the culmination of years of protests and training, the result of tactics that have evolved from action to action.
(16) But relations have steadily improved, as did the Vatican’s influence, culminating in last December’s deal with the US.
(17) His comic adventures are too many to relate, but it may be said that they culminate in a café of 'singing waiters' where, after a wealth of comic 'business' with the tray, he shows his disdain for articulate speech by singing a vividly explicit song in gibberish.
(18) Enzyme activity in developing spore cells increased 10-fold during differentiation from myxamoebae (0 h) to the culmination stage (20 h) and decreased slightly at sorocarp (24 h).
(19) In 1993, at the Branch Davidian religious compound outside Waco, Texas, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms didn’t wait for the sect leader, David Koresh, to leave before attempting to arrest him and got into a gun battle that claimed 10 victims and led to a disastrous 51-day siege culminating in dozens more deaths.
(20) We propose a model whereby a protein repressor, under the control of PKA, inhibits precocious induction of stalk cell differentiation by DIF and so regulates the choice between slug migration and culmination.
(n.) An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc.
(n.) Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit.
(v. t.) To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.
(1) Pinnacle, one of the biggest MPPI providers, blames "wider global financial uncertainty".
(2) For actors of a certain masculine bent, James Bond has long been viewed as a career pinnacle.
(3) The prize for doing that, however, would be the pinnacle of a scientific career.
(4) The takeaway from this pinnacle study is that securing protected areas alone is not enough.
(5) Another said: "The problem with PMQs isn't so much that it's shouty but that the so-called pinnacle of political debate in this country is two men trading petty insults and making nasty jokes about the other while the rest of parliament boos and cheers behind them.
(6) "Winning Wimbledon is the pinnacle of tennis," Murray said afterwards, still in something of a daze a good half hour after the final point.
(7) At the Montenvers railway turn right and zigzag easily up the extra 150m to grab great views of the pinnacles of the Aiguille Verte at 4,122m, Les Drus and the Mer de Glace (sea of ice).
(8) The quarter-final appearances under Sven-Göran Eriksson in two previous World Cups and one European championship in Portugal will now be seen as the pinnacle of their collective achievement.
(9) Suzy Rojtman, of the French national collective for women’s rights, said: “If we have a lot of attackers from the top political class who can harass and assault people unpunished at the pinnacle of the system of political power, think about what others in society are getting away with.” French female journalists are fighting back against sexist politicians | Lénaïg Bredoux Read more Caroline De Haas, a high-profile feminist and former government adviser, said sexual harassment was not unique to France, but in French politics it was happening with a sense of impunity and “an absence of understanding of what violence is to women”.
(10) Our political class is indeed the pinnacle of smug regurgitation.
(11) Parbuckling is a common means of salvaging wrecked vessels, but it has never been used on one of the Concordia's size – the cruise ship is 290 metres (950ft) long – let alone one balancing precariously on two rock pinnacles on a steep slope.
(12) With relatively gentle trail gradients and relentless cliff-top views down to the eroded pinnacles of the lowlands, this is one of Africa's great trekking destinations.
(13) The Heron tower, which stands in Bishopsgate next to Liverpool Street station, has just opened, while several other towers are under development, including the Pinnacle, which is also in Bishopsgate.
(14) The model for this policy is the United States, which represents the pinnacle of private enterprise in the health field.
(15) The spacewalk is the pinnacle of any mission, and something that only a minority of astronauts get to do.
(16) Female chief executives like Ellen Pao may reach the pinnacle in business only to discover that they have risen to the top of a precarious “glass cliff”.
(17) Hodgson is the only man on the FA's shortlist – the body stressed that the meeting on Monday was less an "interview" and more "discussions" over the role – with the former Internazionale, Switzerland and Fulham manager having previously stressed that he perceives the job as "the pinnacle" of his career after previously missing out to Kevin Keegan in 1999 and Sven-Goran Eriksson two years later.
(18) Yet this headline – and the accompanying 6,000-word article attacking debt-fuelled growth – has sparked weeks of speculation over an alleged political feud at the pinnacle of Chinese politics between the president, Xi Jinping, and the prime minister, Li Keqiang, the supposed steward of the Chinese economy .
(19) Pinnacle says its policies offer "peace of mind and reassurance", and adds: "Customers can reduce the level of cover should they want."
(20) Pinnacles has one campsite on the east side of the park, which is more developed than the western entrance.