Definition of conclusive in English:

conclusive

Line breaks: con|clu¦sive
Pronunciation: /kənˈkluːsɪv
 
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adjective

1(Of evidence or argument) having or likely to have the effect of proving a case; decisive: conclusive evidence the findings were by no means conclusive
More example sentences
  • But unless conclusive evidence proves this we cannot authenticate any of these findings.
  • Unfortunately not enough conclusive evidence for the effect of Fumonisins on humans has been collected.
  • In recent days the Pentagon has indicated that a lack of any conclusive evidence has convinced officials that Speicher is dead.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a victory) achieved easily or by a large margin: a conclusive 5-O win
More example sentences
  • The conclusive victory was narrow, but Celtic's command of the championship utterly emphatic.
  • The defeat of Blair was in no way a conclusive victory for the Conservative party.
  • Guyon achieves what he has sworn at the outset of the poem, but his victory is not conclusive.
Synonyms

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'summing up'): from late Latin conclusivus, from Latin conclus- 'closed up', from the verb concludere (see conclusion).

Derivatives

conclusively

adverb
More example sentences
  • How can the male ever prove conclusively that the act commenced with positive consent?
  • Television shows conclusively that no handball took place.
  • At least they knew conclusively that the days of short sleeves were over.

conclusiveness

noun
More example sentences
  • The operational coherence and conclusiveness of the abuse correction mechanism, of course, needs to be spelled out in institutional detail.
  • The fact that no traces of agent have yet been found and that in fact other chemicals that one would not expect in this type of facility have been found, do raise doubts about the conclusiveness of the analysis.
  • The section is well contained; physically by a fence, and intellectually by its conclusiveness.

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