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Acme (/ˈækm/; Greek: ακμή, akmē, /ˈɑːkmɛ/, the peak, zenith, prime) is a Greek word denoting the best of something. It may refer to:

Arts and entertainment[edit]

  • Acme Corporation, a fictional company originating in Looney Tunes cartoons, later a generic fictional company name
  • ACME Detective Agency, a fictional detective agency in the Carmen Sandiego computer games and television shows
  • Acme, an album by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  • Acme Novelty Library, a comics serial written and drawn by Chris Ware

Science and technology[edit]

  • Acme (computer virus), a computer virus which infects DOS .EXE executable files
  • ACME (health software) automated determination of cause of death, used by several governments for the generation of national mortality statistics
  • Acme (text editor), a text editor and development environment originally for the Plan 9 from Bell Labs operating system
  • Acme thread form, a screw thread used in specialized applications such as vises and leadscrews
  • Acme, a topographic term synonymous with summit
  • Arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME), a genetic system used by bacteria to tolerate skin polyamine defense compounds, most notably by Staphylococcus epidermidis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA
  • Automated Certificate Management Environment, a protocol for communications between a certificate authority and its users' web servers




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