climactic

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climactic

pertaining to or coming to a climax: a climactic second act
Not to be confused with:
climacteric – menopause; any critical period: a climacteric of civil unrest
climatic – pertaining to climate; a prevailing condition or atmosphere: The plane was grounded due to unfavorable climatic conditions.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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climactic

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

adjective
Of or constituting a climax:
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Translations

climactic

[klaɪˈmæktɪk] ADJculminante
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climactic

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

[klaɪˈmæktɪk] adjculminante
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SUPRATIMBERLINE CLIMACTICAL ZONAL VEGETATION ON CRYOPHILOUS GELITURBATED SOILS.