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Definition of Acme


  1. The top or highest point; the culmination.
  2. The crisis or height of a disease.
  3. Mature age; full bloom of life.

Acme Quotations

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
Sun Tzu

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
Sun Tzu

This growth in the number, speed of formation, permanence, delicacy and complexity of associations possible for an animal reaches its acme in the case of man.
Edward Thorndike

As the train rounded the curve, the great smoking stacks of the Edgar Thomson works, the flaming converters belching forth, made such a vivid impression upon my youthful mind that it will never fade. I thought I had seen the very acme of what might be accomplished in an industrial way.
Charles M. Schwab
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Acme Translations

acme in Dutch is hoogtepunt, toppunt
acme in Spanish is apogeo, cumbre
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