Meaning of “culminate” in the English Dictionary

"culminate" in British English

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culminateverb

uk /ˈkʌl.mɪ.neɪt/ us /ˈkʌl.mə.neɪt/
culmination
noun [ U ] uk /ˌkʌl.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkʌl.məˈneɪ.ʃən/

Winning first prize was the culmination of years of practice and hard work.

(Definition of “culminate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"culminate" in American English

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culminateverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈkʌl·məˌneɪt/

to have as a result or be the final result of a process:

[ T ] The discovery culminated many years of research.
culmination
noun [ U ] us /ˌkʌl·məˈneɪ·ʃən/

(Definition of “culminate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)