conclusive

[kuhn-kloo-siv]

adjective

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

Nearby words

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

Origin of conclusive

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

SYNONYMS FOR conclusive
1. definitive, determining.

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British Dictionary definitions for conclusiveness

conclusive

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 conclusiveness

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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