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acme (noun) the highest point of excellence; the topmost point (usually in the development of some thing or in the career of a person); perfection.
If a man shows the best possible behavior on an occasion, we say he is the acme of behavior. If a sportsperson puts up their best performance, then they are the acme of sports talent. The acme of stage performance lies in the highest point in the career of a theater artiste.
- The play, Hamlet, is acknowledged by eminent critics as the acme of Shakespeare's talents as a playwright.
- Sherlock Holmes novels, written by Arthur Conan Doyle, are considered the acme of detective fiction in English.