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Consider the Sixth summit of the Americas, held at Cartagena, Colombia, two weeks ago.
Relive the first evening of the summit with photo and video highlights.
late 15c., from Middle French somete, from Old French sommette, diminutive of som, sum "highest part, top of a hill," from Latin summum, noun use of neuter of summus "highest," related to super "over" (see super-). The meaning "meeting of heads of state" (1950) is from Winston Churchill's metaphor of "a parley at the summit."