serving to settle or decide a question; decisive; convincing: conclusive evidence.
tending to terminate; closing.
- con·clu·sive·ly, adverb
- con·clu·sive·ness, noun
- non·con·clu·sive, adjective
- non·con·clu·sive·ly, adverb
- non·con·clu·sive·ness, noun
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How to use conclusive in a sentence
Now, a conclusive proof posted in November has certifiably identified all the special tetrahedra there are to find.Tetrahedron Solutions Finally Proved Decades After Computer Search | Kevin Hartnett | February 2, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Still, it is hard to make conclusive statements about the relationship between higher temperatures and snow because of how infrequently snowstorms occur.As Earth warms, will snowstorms be a thing of the past? | Haben Kelati | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
That data is not fully conclusive because it is not based on comprehensive genomic sequencing.CDC foresees spread in U.S. of highly contagious coronavirus variant | Joel Achenbach, Ben Guarino | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
They recently saw hints of a discovery in the first dozen years of data and hope for a conclusive result soon when they process the entire 16-year run, which will become part of Arecibo’s scientific legacy.The Arecibo Observatory collapsed this week. What now? | Charlie Wood | December 4, 2020 | Popular-Science
The new study doesn’t provide conclusive answers, but it does expose a possibly telling imbalance in the cichlids’ evolutionary tree.New Fish Data Reveal How Evolutionary Bursts Create Species | Elena Renken | December 1, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Finding that conclusive link, however, seems unlikely given the track record of these studies.
There is conclusive proof that Russia has been shelling Ukraine since at least July 16th, the day before MH17 was shot down.Russia’s Military Is Already in East Ukraine. Will There Be a Full-Scale Invasion? | James Miller | August 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There remains no conclusive evidence as to what happened on or to the plane.The Surprisingly Good Flight 370 Novel: Author Scott Maka Defends His Controversial Book | Tim Teeman | June 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For three weeks, the government continuously failed to act publicly or release conclusive information on the emergency.Up to Speed: What’s Happening to Nigeria’s Kidnapped Girls? | Nina Strochlic | May 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The contrast is stark and the case conclusive when you examine the records of the second Bush and Barack Obama.
By statute the stock record of ownership is usually made the conclusive test of the right to vote.
This last seems to me to present the greatest difficulty, and the evidence at present appears scarcely conclusive.Birds of Guernsey (1879) | Cecil Smith
This examination is made by an examiner, whose decision, however, is not conclusive and may be set aside by the commissioner.
Finally, in 1829, Bouvard wrote Minoret asking him to come to Paris to assist in some conclusive tests of magnetism.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The question of dependence is one of fact; contributions by the deceased tend to establish this, but are not conclusive.
British Dictionary definitions for conclusive
putting an end to doubt; decisive; final
approaching or involving an end or conclusion
- conclusively, adverb
- conclusiveness, noun
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