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conclusion

Line breaks: con|clu¦sion
Pronunciation: /kənˈkluːʒ(ə)n
 
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Definition of conclusion in English:

noun

1The end or finish of an event, process, or text: the conclusion of World War Two
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
1.1The summing-up of an argument or text: in the conclusion we highlight these and other important issues
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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.
1.2 [mass noun] The formal and final arrangement of an 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.
Synonyms
negotiation, brokering, settlement, settling, clinching, completion, arranging, accomplishment, establishment, resolution
2A judgement 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.
Synonyms
deduction, inference, interpretation, reasoning;
opinion, judgement, decision, diagnosis, verdict, determination;
2.1 Logic A proposition that is reached from given premises.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Phrases

in conclusion

1
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?
Synonyms
finally, lastly, in closing, to conclude, last but not least;
to sum up, in short
rare in fine

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

2
Make a hasty judgement before considering all the facts: they are imagining things, jumping to conclusions investigators jumped to the conclusion that tropical deforestation was to blame
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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.

try conclusions with

3
formal Engage in a trial of skill or argument with.
Example sentences
  • If Canada really wanted to try conclusions with him he should do it in the context of class.
  • The Athgarvan team journey over to Kildare on Sunday to try conclusions with the ‘Sons.’
  • Perhaps it was as well for the Pope that he died before trying conclusions with that tough and capable Norman.

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