conclusion

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


Nearby words

  1. concision,
  2. conclave,
  3. conclavist,
  4. conclination,
  5. conclude,
  6. conclusive,
  7. conclusively,
  8. conclusory,
  9. concoct,
  10. concoction

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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Word Origin and History for conclusion

conclusion

n.

late 14c., "deduction or conclusion reached by reasoning," from Old French conclusion "conclusion, result, outcome," from Latin conclusionem (nominative conclusio), noun of action from past participle stem of concludere (see conclude). Also, from late 14c. "the end" (usually of speech or writing), "closing passages of a speech or writing."

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Idioms and Phrases with conclusion

conclusion

see foregone conclusion; jump to a conclusion.

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