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[kuhl-muh-ney-tiv] /ˈkʌl məˌneɪ tɪv/
adjective, Linguistics
(of stress or tone accent) serving to indicate the number of independent words or the important points in an utterance by assigning prominence to one syllable in each word or close-knit group of words.
Origin of culminative Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I have gathered a series of facts illustrative and demonstrative, by their culminative evidence.

  • Thus is reached the culminative point in the course of the provision for the education of the deaf in America.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • It was the consensus of opinion that it would be madness to attempt arrest during the culminative ceremonies.

  • The culminative influences of hundreds of generations of civilization spoke in him here.

    Jan A. J. Dawson

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