- concl. (shortening)
From Middle English, borrowed from Old French conclusion, from Latin conclūsiō, from the past participle stem of conclūdere (“to conclude”), from con- + claudō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂u- (“key, hook, nail”).
- The end, finish, close or last part of something.
- 1989 October, Richard R. Burt, “Status of the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks”, in Department of State Bulletin: The Official Monthly Record of United States Foreign Policy, volume 89, number 2151, page 19, column 3:
- Some have recently questioned whether conclusion of a START treaty is a lower priority for the Bush Administration than conclusion of a conventional force in Europe (CFE) treaty or whether we want to delay START pending progress in CFE.
- The outcome or result of a process or act.
- A decision reached after careful thought.
- The board has come to the conclusion that the proposed takeover would not be in the interest of our shareholders.
- 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, Much Adoe about Nothing. […], quarto edition, London: […] V[alentine] S[immes] for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley, published 1600, →OCLC, [Act I, scene i]:
- [I]n her boſome Ile vnclaſpe my heart, / And take her hearing priſoner with the force / And ſtrong incounter of my amorous tale: / Then after to her father will I breake, / And the concluſion is, ſhe ſhal be thine, [...]
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, 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 [...]
- (logic) In an argument or syllogism, the proposition that follows as a necessary consequence of the premises.
- 1716 April 20 (Gregorian calendar), Joseph Addison, “The Free-holder: No. 32. Monday, April 9. [1716.]”, in The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq; […], volume IV, London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], published 1721, →OCLC:
- He granted him both the major and minor, but denied him the conclusion.
- (obsolete) An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.
- 1631, Francis [Bacon], “New Atlantis. A Worke Vnfinished.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], pages 33–34, →OCLC:
- [W]ee practiſe likewise all Concluſions of Grafting, and Inoculating, as well of VVilde-Trees, as Fruit-Trees, which produceth many Effects.
- (law) The end or close of a pleading, for example, the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace", etc.
- (law) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.
- 1818, William Cruise, A Digest of the Laws of England Respecting Real Property:
- It was determined, that though the fine operated at first by conclusion, and passed no interest, yet the estoppel should bind the heir
- (end): endpoint, terminus; see also Thesaurus: finish
- (end of literary work): epilogue, postamble; see also Thesaurus: afterword
- (in logic): premise
conclusion f (plural conclusions)
- “conclusion”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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