ACMES

acme

[ak-mee]
noun
the highest point; summit; peak: The empire was at the acme of its power.

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

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

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

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acme
"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
Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment
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