GC: n

S: (last access: 22 March 2016); (last access: 22 March 2016).

N: 1. “highest point,” 1560s, from Greek akme “(highest) point, edge; peak of anything,” from PIE root *ak- “sharp” (see acrid). Written in Greek letters until c. 1620. The U.S. grocery store chain was founded 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
ACME (Gr. α̉κμή, point), the highest point attainable; first used as an English word by Ben Jonson.
2. The critical stage or crisis of a disease.
3. As nouns the difference between disease and acme is that disease is (pathology) an abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired while acme is the top or highest point; pinnacle; culmination.
As a verb disease is (obsolete) to cause unease; to annoy, irritate.
4. Cultural Interrelation: What Does ACME Mean?

S: 1. OED – (last access: 22 March 2016); (last access: 22 March 2016). 2. – Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. © 2007 by Saunders (last access: 22 March 2016). 3. (last access: 22 March 2016). 4. (last access: 22 March 2016).


CR: acne, disease.