From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
In general, a climax is a point of greatest intensity or force in an ascending series; i.e., a culmination. The term "climax" has many specific connotations and uses in English:
- For the climax of a narrative, see climax (narrative).
- For climax as a figure of speech, see climax (figure of speech).
- A sexual climax is another term for orgasm.