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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cli·max /ˈklaɪˌmæks/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cli·max /ˈklaɪˌmæks/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cli·max n.
 1. Upward movement; steady increase; gradation; ascent.
 2. Rhet. A figure in which the parts of a sentence or paragraph are so arranged that each succeeding one rises above its predecessor in impressiveness.
    =\“Tribulation worketh patience, patience experience, and experience hope” -- a happy climax.\=   --J. D. Forbes.
 3. The highest point; the greatest degree.
    We must look higher for the climax of earthly good.   --I. Taylor.
 To cap the climax, to surpass everything, as in excellence or in absurdity. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or
           developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's
           career"; "in the flood tide of his success" [syn: flood
      2: the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene
         is the climax of the play" [syn: culmination]
      3: the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
         [syn: orgasm, sexual climax, coming]
      4: the most severe stage of a disease
      5: arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
      v : end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The
          meeting culminated in a tearful embrace" [syn: culminate]