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eventual

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈvɛn(t)ʃʊəl
 
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Definition of eventual in English:

adjective

[attributive]
Occurring or existing at the end of or as a result of a process or period of time: it’s impossible to predict the eventual outcome of the competition
More example sentences
  • This way we'd have some control over the process and the eventual outcome.
  • What gets completely buried is the eventual outcome of subsequent investigations.
  • It may make it difficult to accept and process eventual failure to cope.
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Origin

early 17th century (in the sense 'relating to an event or events'): from Latin eventus (see event), on the pattern of actual.

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