(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.) The top; the highest point.
(n.) The highest degree; the utmost elevation; the acme; as, the summit of human fame.
(n.) The most elevated part of a bivalve shell, or the part in which the hinge is situated.
(1) David Cameron last night hit out at his fellow world leaders after the G8 dropped the promise to meet the historic aid commitments made at Gleneagles in 2005 from this year's summit communique.
(2) Blood samples were collected from an antecubital vein at sea level (S1), in a base camp at 1515 m prior to the summit ascent (S2), on the summit at 3285 m after 6.5 hours of climbing (S3), at base camp immediately after the descent (S4), and at sea level following a trail descent from the base camp (S5).
(3) Herman Van Rompuy, the European Council president chairing the summit, hoped to finesse an overall agreement on the banking supervisor.
(4) Gordon Brown believes that the fact of the G20 summit has persuaded many tax havens, such as Switzerland and Liechtenstein, to indicate that they will adopt a more open approach.
(5) If you want to become a summit celebrity be sure to strike a pose whenever you see the ENB photographer approaching.
(6) The green fund contributions already announced (which include a $3bn pledge by the US and a $1.5bn pledge by Japan revealed during the G20 summit) “show very clearly that if we want the emerging countries and the more fragile countries to participate in this global growth, we have to ... support them,” Hollande said.
(7) The World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 may be the most timely opportunity to make an honest appraisal of the effectiveness of the current system to deal with the sector’s “ new normal ” of finite resources and unlimited challenges.
(8) The work group, which will include Home Office representatives and other officials on the UK side, will meet before a White House summit on the issue next month.
(9) The agreement, hailed as a "landmark" deal and a breakthrough by politicians and the green lobby alike, came before a crucial EU summit opening in Brussels tomorrow at which 27 prime ministers and presidents are supposed to finalise an ambitious package to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020.
(10) It won't be worth putting away his travel bags after returning from Perth as the G20 summit in Cannes, France, beckons.
(11) Moscovici added that France wants the summit to set up a eurozone banking union, which would take on responsibility for propping up failing banks and guarantee depositors' savings across the 17 countries.
(12) The Rio+ 20 Earth summit could collapse after countries failed to agree on acceptable language just two weeks before 120 world leaders arrive at the biggest UN summit ever organised, WWF warned on Wednesday.
(13) Today, three years after the 2012 London summit, our partnership is stronger than ever.
(14) The Australian prime minister and the Russian president discussed the Malaysia Airlines tragedy during a 15-minute meeting on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit on Tuesday.
(15) It’s not like we’re pushing our way in here,” said CEO Doug McMillon during this week’s sustainability summit at company headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.
(16) Talking ahead of a UN climate summit in Peru next month, Kim said he was alarmed by World Bank-commissioned research from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, which said that as a result of past greenhouse gas emissions the world is condemned to unprecedented weather events.
(17) If you are the company deploying those technologies, there’s a massive opportunity.” A separate survey released earlier this week by the global accountability system CDP gives a more upbeat picture of business opinion regarding the Paris summit.
(18) After the Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, threatened to veto a deal with Turkey, a reference to media freedom was added to the final summit statement.
(19) The vast majority of members would rather have a quiet body, offering technical assistance here and there and convening an occasional summit.
(20) The home secretary, Theresa May, will attend a summit in Washington on tackling violent extremism, called by Barack Obama after the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris.