conclusive

[ kuhn-kloo-siv ]
/ kənˈklu sɪv /

adjective

serving to settle or decide a question; decisive; convincing: conclusive evidence.
tending to terminate; closing.

Origin of conclusive

1580–90; < Late Latin conclūsīvus, equivalent to Latin conclūs(us) (past participle of conclūdere to conclude; see conclusion) + -īvus -ive
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conclusive

/ (kənˈkluːsɪv) /

adjective

putting an end to doubt; decisive; final
approaching or involving an end or conclusion
Derived Formsconclusively, adverbconclusiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for conclusive

conclusive


adj.

1610s, "occurring at the end," from French conclusif, from Late Latin conclusivus, from conclus-, past participle stem of concludere (see conclude). Meaning "definitive, decisive, convincing" (putting an end to debate) is from 1640s. Related: Conclusiveness.

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