eventual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From event +‎ -ual; compare French éventuel. The third sense is influenced by any of several European languages, including German eventuell, French éventuel, Italian eventuale, Spanish eventual.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

eventual (not comparable)

  1. Finally resulting or occuring (after a period of time); inevitable.
  2. Pertaining to events; event-related, evential.
  3. (proscribed, non-native speakers' English or European Union) Possible, potential.
    They both opposed an eventual imposition of anti-dumping measures as they considered that it could lead to a cessation of imports of the product concerned from the PRC79.

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Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

eventual m or f (plural eventuais)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin eventus (Portuguese evento) + -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

eventual m or f (plural eventuais, comparable)

  1. infrequent
  2. casual
  3. eventual

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French éventuel.

Adjective[edit]

eventual m or n (feminine singular eventuală, masculine plural eventuali, feminine and neuter plural eventuale)

  1. prospective

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ebenˈtwal/, [e.β̞ẽn̪ˈt̪wal]
  • Hyphenation: e‧ven‧tual

Adjective[edit]

eventual (plural eventuales)

  1. potential, possible
  2. sporadic
  3. temporary (employee, contract)
  4. eventual (anglicism, proscribed, mostly Latin America)