Summit vs. Meeting

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Summit and Meeting is that the Summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it, in topography and Meeting is a event in which two or more people assemble.

  • Summit

    A summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. The topographic terms acme, apex, peak (mountain peak), and zenith are synonymous.

    The term top (mountain top) is generally used only for a mountain peak that is located at some distance from the nearest point of higher elevation. For example, a big massive rock next to the main summit of a mountain is not considered a summit. Summits near a higher peak, with some prominence or isolation, but not reaching a certain cutoff value for the quantities, are often considered subsummits (or subpeaks) of the higher peak, and are considered part of the same mountain. A pyramidal peak is an exaggerated form produced by ice erosion of a mountain top. Summit may also refer to the highest point along a line, trail, or route.

    The highest summit in the world is Everest with height of 8844.43 m above sea level (29,029 ft). The first official ascent was made by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. They reached the mountain`s peak in 1953.Whether a highest point is classified as a summit, a sub peak or a separate mountain is subjective. The UIAA definition of a peak is that it has a prominence of 30 metres (98 ft) or more; it is a mountain summit if it has a prominence of at least 300 metres (980 ft). Otherwise, it’s a subpeak.

    In many parts of the western United States, the term summit refers to the highest point along a road, highway, or railroad. For example, the highest point along Interstate 80 in California is referred to as Donner Summit and the highest point on Interstate 5 is Siskiyou Mountain Summit.

  • Meeting

    A meeting is when two or more people come together to discuss one or more topics, often in a formal or business setting, but meetings also occur in a variety of other environments. Many various types of meetings exist.

  • Summit (noun)

    A peak; the topmost point or surface, as of a mountain.

    “In summer, it is possible to hike to the summit of Mount Shasta.”

  • Summit (noun)

    A gathering or assembly of leaders.

    “They met for an international summit on environmental issues.”

  • Summit (verb)

    To reach the summit of a mountain.

  • Summit (pronoun)


    “I need to get summit to eat.”

  • Meeting (noun)

    The action of the verb to meet.

  • Meeting (noun)

    A gathering of people/parties for a purpose.

    “We need to have a meeting about that soon.”

  • Meeting (noun)

    The people at such a gathering, as a collective.

    “What has the meeting decided.”

  • Meeting (noun)

    An encounter between people, even accidental.

    “They came together in a chance meeting on the way home from work.”

  • Meeting (noun)

    A place or instance of junction or intersection.

    “Earthquakes occur at the meeting of tectonic plates.”

  • Meeting (noun)

    A religious service held by a charismatic preacher in small towns in the United States.

  • Meeting (noun)

    An administrative unit in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

    “Denver meeting is a part of Intermountain yearly meeting.”

  • Meeting (verb)

    present participle of meet

  • Summit (noun)

    the highest point of a hill or mountain

    “she climbed back up the path towards the summit”

  • Summit (noun)

    the highest attainable level of achievement

    “the dramas are considered to form one of the summits of world literature”

  • Summit (noun)

    a meeting between heads of government

    “two binding treaties were agreed at the summit”

    “a summit meeting”

  • Summit (verb)

    reach the summit of (a mountain or hill)

    “in 2013, 658 climbers summited Everest”

    “they started climbing at 3:45 a.m. and summited at 8:45 p.m.”

Oxford Dictionary

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