conclusion

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From Old French conclusion, from Latin conclusio, from the past participle stem of concludere (to conclude).

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conclusion (plural conclusions)

  1. The end, finish, close or last part of something.
    • Prescott
      A flourish of trumpets announced the conclusion of the contest.
  2. The outcome or result of a process or act.
  3. A decision reached after careful thought.
    • Shakespeare
      And the conclusion is, she shall be thine.
    The board has come to the conclusion that the proposed takeover would not be in the interest of our shareholders.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
      With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get [] h
  4. (logic) In an argument or syllogism, the proposition that follows as a necessary consequence of the premises.
    • Addison
      He granted him both the major and minor, but denied him the conclusion.
  5. (obsolete) An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.
    • Francis Bacon
      We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and inoculating.
  6. (law) The end or close of a pleading, e.g. the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace", etc.
  7. (law) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wharton to this entry?)

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Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Latin conclusio, from the past participle stem of concludere ‘conclude’.

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Noun[edit]

conclusion f (plural conclusions)

  1. conclusion

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