conclusive [k uhn- kloo-siv] Synonyms Word Origin serving to settle or decide a question; decisive; convincing: conclusive evidence. tending to terminate; closing. Origin of conclusive 1580–90;
Late Latin conclūsīvus,
) (past participle of
-īvus -ive Related forms 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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British Dictionary definitions for non-conclusive putting an end to doubt; decisive; final approaching or involving an end or conclusion Derived Forms conclusively, adverb conclusiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-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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