[ kuhn-kloo-zhuhn ]
/ kənˈklu ʒən /
the end or close; final part.
the last main division of a discourse, usually containing a summing up of the points and a statement of opinion or decisions reached.
a result, issue, or outcome; settlement or arrangement: The restitution payment was one of the conclusions of the negotiations.
final decision: The judge has reached his conclusion.
a reasoned deduction or inference.
Logic. a proposition concluded or inferred from the premises of an argument.
- the effect of an act by which the person performing the act is bound not to do anything inconsistent therewith; an estoppel.
- the end of a pleading or conveyance.
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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
ANTONYMS FOR conclusion
Related formscon·clu·sion·al, adjectivecon·clu·sion·al·ly, adverbnon·con·clu·sion, nounpre·con·clu·sion, noun
1. See end1.
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British Dictionary definitions for conclusional
/ (kənˈkluːʒən) /
end or termination
the last main division of a speech, lecture, essay, etc
the outcome or result of an act, process, event, etc (esp in the phrase a foregone conclusion)
a final decision or judgment; resolution (esp in the phrase come to a conclusion)
- a statement that purports to follow from another or others (the premises) by means of an argument
- a statement that does validly follow from given premises
- an admission or statement binding on the party making it; estoppel
- the close of a pleading or of a conveyance
in conclusion lastly; to sum up
jump to conclusions to come to a conclusion prematurely, without sufficient thought or on incomplete evidence
Word Origin for conclusion
C14: via Old French from Latin; see conclude, -ion
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Idioms and Phrases with conclusional
see foregone conclusion; jump to a conclusion.
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