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cli·mac·tic

 (klī-măk′tĭk) also cli·mac·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
Relating to or constituting a climax.

cli·mac′ti·cal·ly adv.

climactic

(klaɪˈmæktɪk) or

climactical

adj
consisting of, involving, or causing a climax
cliˈmactically adv
Usage: Climatic is sometimes wrongly used where climactic is meant. Climatic is properly used to talk about things relating to climate; climactic is used to describe something which forms a climax

cli•mac•tic

(klaɪˈmæk tɪk)

also cli•mac′ti•cal,



adj.
pertaining to or coming to a climax.
[1870–75; from climax]
cli•mac′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.climactic - consisting of or causing a climax; "a climactic development"
anticlimactic - coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot; "everything after the discovery of the murderer was anticlimactic"

climactic

adjective crucial, central, critical, peak, decisive, paramount, pivotal the film's climactic scene

climactic

adjective
Of or constituting a climax:
Translations

climactic

[klaɪˈmæktɪk] ADJculminante

climactic

adj the conclusion was climactic in the extremeder Schluss war ein absoluter Höhepunkt; a climactic sceneein Höhepunkt

climactic

[klaɪˈmæktɪk] adjculminante
References in classic literature ?
But when the story reaches dramatic moments there is ample compensation; no novelist has more magnificent power in dramatic scenes, such, for instance, as in the climactic series in 'Vanity Fair.
NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments, which have been placed on a few satellites are responsible for uncovering the data and measurements from which the Arctic climactic conditions can be analysed.
I was deeply moved as the plot concluded with a climactic surprise ending.
In fact, as we'll see, of all possible Holy Weeks there's no beating Year C, the Year of Luke, to demonstrate from the climactic events of Jesus' own life this divine inversion of priorities.
There are other friends, confused parents, an imaginary dog, and a climactic disaster when a plane crashes and people die all around Justin, while Agnes's camera clicks away.
V whisks Evey away to his lair, where--after climbing to a rooftop--the duo witness V's inaugural "masterpiece," the midnight bombing of London's Old Bailey Courthouse set to the climactic strains of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" (which is played through the city's ubiquitous public address speakers).
Summer Cruising documents Benbow as a master storytelling whose finely honed art draws the reader in from the very first page and holds both interest and attention all the way through to a climactic and memorable end.
Its climactic moment was the invitation to the assembled congregation to sign "A Spiritual Declaration on Climate Change," which included a commitment "to help reduce the threat of climate change through actions in our own lives, pressure on governments and industries, and standing in solidarity with those most affected by climate change.
Katahdin marks the climactic finale to the 2,160-mile northward trek of the Appalachian Trail.
The findings suggest that Mars has experienced at least two major climactic episodes--an early, moist phase and a later period that had a more acidic environment.
A two-part unfolding page reveals the climactic moment when one of the contestants is so entranced in the passion of the moment he appears to take to the skies
Morley savors heroic gestures and spectacular, climactic moments, both of which he depicts with unreserved bravura and such meticulous detail that his style deserves to be called hyperreal.