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Main Entry: 1cli·max
Pronunciation: primarystressklimacr-secondarystressmaks
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin climax "arrangement of words or phrases in increasing forcefulness," from Greek klimax "ladder," from klinein "to lean, recline" --related to CLIMATE, CLINIC
1 a : the highest point <the storm had reached its climax> b : the point of highest dramatic interest or a major turning point in the action (as of a play) c : ORGASM
2 : a relatively stable ecological stage or community especially when it is the final one in a series of ecological stages or communities

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