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conclusive

[kuhn-kloo-siv]
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adjective
  1. serving to settle or decide a question; decisive; convincing: conclusive evidence.
  2. tending to terminate; closing.
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Origin of conclusive

1580–90; < Late Latin conclūsīvus, equivalent to Latin conclūs(us) (past participle of conclūdere to conclude; see conclusion) + -īvus -ive
Related formscon·clu·sive·ly, adverbcon·clu·sive·ness, nounnon·con·clu·sive, adjectivenon·con·clu·sive·ly, adverbnon·con·clu·sive·ness, noun

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1. definitive, determining.
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conclusive

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