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The time of largest abundance or variety of a fossil taxon; the taxon may be either general or local.
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(company, jargon)
/ak'mee/ 1. A Company that Makes Everything. The canonical imaginary business. Possibly also derived from the word "acme" meaning "highest point".

2. A program for MS-DOS.

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And so, notwithstanding all that has been done since Bell opened up the way, the telephone remains the acme of electrical marvels.
Here, to their surprise, was Smilash, on electro-plated acme skates, practicing complicated figures with intense diligence.
Betimes in the forenoon, when the principal street of the neighboring town was just at its acme of life and bustle, a stranger of very distinguished figure was seen on the sidewalk.