Meaning of culminative

cul•mi•na•tive

Pronunciation: (kul'mu-nā"tiv), [key]
— adj. Ling.
  1. (of stress or tone accent) serving to indicate the number of independent words or the important points in an utterance by assigning prominence to one syllable in each word or close-knit group of words.
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