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Topic: GEOGRAPHY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: somete, from sum 'top', from Latin summum, from summus; SUM1

summit

noun
     
sum‧mit W3 [countable]
1PG an important meeting or set of meetings between the leaders of several governments:
the European summit
The two presidents agreed to hold a summit in the spring.
a five-nation summit meeting
2DNSG the top of a mountain [↪ peak]
summit of
Many people have now reached the summit of Mount Everest.
3

the summit of something

formal the greatest amount or highest level of something [= peak]:
His election as President represented the summit of his career.
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