the highest point; summit; peak: The empire was at the acme of its power.

1610–20; < Greek akmḗ point, highest point, extremity

acmic [ak-mik] , acmatic [ak-mat-ik] , adjective

acme, acne. Unabridged
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acme (ˈækmɪ)
the culminating point, as of achievement or excellence; summit; peak
[C16: from Greek akmē]

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"highest point," 1560s, from Gk. akme "(highest) point," from PIE base *ak- "sharp" (see acrid). Written in Gk. letters until c.1620.
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ACME definition

company, jargon
/ak'mee/ 1. A Company that Makes Everything. The canonical imaginary business. Possibly also derived from the word "acme" meaning "highest point".
2. A program for MS-DOS.
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