conclusion

[ kuhn-kloo-zhuhn ]
/ kənˈklu ʒən /
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noun

Idioms

    in conclusion, finally: In conclusion, I would like to thank you for your attention.
    try conclusions with, to engage oneself in a struggle for victory or mastery over, as a person or an impediment.

Origin of conclusion

1300–50; Middle English < Latin conclūsiōn- (stem of conclūsiō), equivalent to conclūs(us) closed, past participle of conclūdere (conclūd- to conclude + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion
Related formscon·clu·sion·al, adjectivecon·clu·sion·al·ly, adverbnon·con·clu·sion, nounpre·con·clu·sion, noun

Synonym study

1. See end1.
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British Dictionary definitions for conclusion

conclusion

/ (kənˈkluːʒən) /

noun


Word Origin for conclusion

C14: via Old French from Latin; see conclude, -ion
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Idioms and Phrases with conclusion

conclusion

see foregone conclusion; jump to a conclusion.


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