Definition of conclusion in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈklo͞oZHən/


1The end or finish of an event or process: the conclusion of World War Two
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  • So the fact that I ended up extremely dirty at the conclusion of the event was no big deal to me.
  • At the conclusion of the event, attendees will exchange their Sergio Day gifts as they enjoy the stupendous Sergio Aragonés fireworks display.
  • This means that as of today, he has just one audition to go - which means we are all closer to the conclusion of this process than the beginning, still an amazing idea.
end, ending, finish, close, termination, windup, cessation;
culmination, denouement, peroration, coda
informal outro
1.1The summing-up of an argument or text.
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  • That is the strongest argument against the conclusions of the Green member who has just resumed her seat.
  • This is the conclusion on my arguments in the supplementary submissions.
  • The result is happy - if you follow the argument and its suggestive conclusions.
1.2The settling or arrangement of a treaty or agreement: the conclusion of a free-trade accord
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  • News about stricter visa requirements came alongside reports of a Philippine-Japan free trade agreement nearing conclusion.
  • In December, Japan and the EU signed a provisional accord that opened the way for conclusion of the final pact.
  • Some even say the alliance could include Iran, and point to India's recent conclusion of a strategic agreement with that country as a sign of things to come.
negotiation, brokering, settlement, completion, arrangement, resolution
2A judgment or decision reached by reasoning: each research group came to a similar conclusion
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  • The Commission decision must contain reasons for the conclusion reached.
  • Oddly enough, Koplow's conclusion is in agreement with the Bush administration that also wishes to preserve the stockpiles.
  • I don't know all that's going on, so I can't make that final conclusion.
deduction, inference, interpretation, reasoning;
opinion, judgment, verdict;
assumption, presumption, supposition
rare illation
2.1 Logic A proposition that is reached from given premises.
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  • Reid gave Hume credit for taking Locke's premisses to their logical conclusion.
  • Alternatively, the premises logically entail the conclusion.
  • In both premisses and conclusions, these two strands of contract theory are, morally speaking, a world apart.



in conclusion

Lastly; to sum up: in conclusion it is clear that the market is maturing
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  • Finally, and in conclusion, I personally think that ‘Prohibition’ is never going to be a ‘good’ idea.
  • So, in conclusion, let's talk about something else.
  • So, in conclusion, when is the best time to visit Florida?
finally, in closing, to conclude, last but not least;
to sum up, in short, to make a long story short

jump (or leap) to conclusions (or the conclusion)

Make a hasty judgment before learning or considering all the facts.
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  • Ruffini simply counted the use of certain expressions, then leaped to conclusions about liberal bias.
  • But, one should be careful before leaping to conclusions about what the joke implies about the teller.
  • Just being seen in certain situations can spark giant leaps to conclusions with no basis in fact.


Late Middle English: from Latin conclusio(n-), from the verb concludere (see conclude).

Words that rhyme with conclusion

allusion, collusion, confusion, contusion, delusion, diffusion, effusion, exclusion, extrusion, fusion, illusion, inclusion, interfusion, intrusion, obtrusion, occlusion, preclusion, profusion, prolusion, protrusion, reclusion, seclusion, suffusion, transfusion

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Syllabification: con·clu·sion

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