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Summit

In topography, a summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. Mathematically, a summit is a local maximum in elevation. In terms of elevation opposite to it are foothills. The topographic terms "acme", "apex", "peak", and "zenith" are synonyms.

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List Of Mountains Of The United States - Significant Mountain Peaks and High Points - New Mexico
... Baldy Mountain, highest summit of the Cimarron Range Mount Phillips Mount Taylor Mount Walter Sandia Crest Santa Fe Baldy Sierra Blanca Peak, highest summit of the Sacramento Mountains ...
The Summit League
... The Summit League (or The Summit) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern United States ...
Summit
... In topography, a summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it ... Mathematically, a summit is a local maximum in elevation ... The term "summit" is generally only used for a mountain peak with some significant amount of topographic prominence (height above the lowest point en route to the nearest higher peak) or ...
Hillclimbing (railway) - History
... cross a range of mountains, it is important to lower the summit as much as possible, as this reduces the steepness of the gradients on either side ... This can be done with a summit tunnel or a deep summit cutting ... A summit tunnel can lower the summit even more, and steeper hills result in shorter tunnels ...
List Of Mountains Of The United States - Significant Mountain Peaks and High Points - United States Virgin Islands
... Bordeaux Mountain, summit of the Island of Saint John Crown Mountain, summit of the Island of Saint Thomas and the highest summit of the United States Virgin Islands Mount Eagle, summit of the ...

More definitions of "summit":

  • (noun): The top point of a mountain or hill.
    Example: "They clambered to the summit of Monadnock"
    Synonyms: peak, crown, crest, top, tip
  • (verb): Reach the summit of a mountain.
    Example: "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"

Famous quotes containing the word summit:

    The light that shined upon the summit now seems almost to shine at our feet.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord,
    Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff
    That beetles o’er his base into the sea,
    And there assume some other horrible form
    Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason,
    And draw you into madness?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)