[ ih-ven-choo-uhl ]
/ ɪˈvɛn tʃu əl /


happening at some indefinite future time or after a series of occurrences; ultimate: His mistakes led to his eventual dismissal.
depending upon uncertain events; contingent.

Origin of eventual

1605–15; < Latin ēventu(s) event + -al1, modeled of French éventuel
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British Dictionary definitions for eventual


/ (ɪˈvɛntʃʊəl) /


(prenominal) happening in due course of time; ultimatethe eventual outcome was his defeat
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Word Origin and History for eventual



1610s, from French éventuel, from Latin event-, stem of evenire (see event).

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