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peak

1. the pointed summit of a mountain
2. a mountain with a pointed summit
3. 
a. a sharp increase in a physical quantity followed by a sharp decrease
b. the maximum value of this quantity
c. (as modifier): peak voltage
4. Nautical
a. the extreme forward (forepeak) or aft (afterpeak) part of the hull
b. (of a fore-and-aft quadrilateral sail) the after uppermost corner
c. the after end of a gaff

peak

[pēk]
(geology)
The conical or pointed top of a hill or mountain.
An individual mountain or hill taken as a whole, used especially when it is isolated or has a pointed, conspicuous summit.
(meteorology)
The point of intersection of the cold and warm fronts of a mature extra-tropical cyclone.
(science and technology)
The maximum instantaneous value of a quantity.
References in classic literature ?
With him rode the King of Majorca, the hostage King of Navarre, and the fierce Don Pedro of Spain, whose pale blue eyes gleamed with a sinister light as they rested once more upon the distant peaks of the land which had disowned him.
It is thought by some that, after death, they will have to travel to these mountains and ascend one of their highest and most rugged peaks, among rocks and snows and tumbling torrents.
based Oil Depletion Analysis Centre, warned way back in 2002 that we were headed for peak oil production, and that this would lead to "war, starvation, economic recession, possibly even the extinction of homo sapiens.
Unlike the debate over climate change, which the skeptics lost long ago, the war of words over peak oil is still very much raging, with solid science on both sides.
When former oil executive Colin Campbell, the dean of the peak oil doomsayers, warned that the end of cheap oil was only a few years away, he was easy to dismiss.
This procedure smoothed the data and simplified identification of the seasonal peak (7).
A methyl deformation is also overlapped with the methylene deformation, and this peak has shifted slightly to 1,458 [cm.
Both horizontal [1] and vertical focusing lead to a loss of angular resolution via peak broadening, for they increase the vertical divergence of the beam incident on the sample.
Peak custom-built rods for the world's best fly anglers, including Lefty Kreh and David Whitlock, and for numerous world leaders.
The chemist's peak appears every so often as a pronounced, upward-pointing blip on the readout of a mass spectrometer, an instrument that sorts and registers molecules by their masses.
As part of the Premier Sponsorship, PEAK will be exhibiting its SAP solutions during the event's Solutions Showcase.
For further analysis, we normalized the peak temperature differences using specimen #4B, which had no damage and had the largest peak temperature difference.