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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Definitions for ultimate

  1. last possible, final; coming at the end
  2. an ultimate point, result, fact, or other extreme condition
  3. pertaining to an extremity; beyond which there is nothing or nothing greater

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Citations for ultimate
Now we want to take steps into the outside world under more robust situations, Han said. "The ultimate goal is to outfit an entire home or building." Will Shanley, Denver Post
For Olivas, it was a family affair. Her dad was in the 82 nd Airborne, her cousin in the air force and another relative who paid the ultimate price in Afghanistan. , Arizona Family
Origin of ultimate
1645-1655
by 1654, from Late Latin ultimatus, from ultimare "to be final, come to an end," from ultimus "last, final," superlative of ulter "beyond."