- The definition of a conclusion is the last part of something or an opinion reached after some thought.
- An example of conclusion is the final scene in a movie.
- An example of conclusion is the decision to purchase the red sedan after comparing it with the blue sports car.
- the end or last part; specif.,
- the last division of a discourse, often containing a summary of what went before
- the last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thought
- the third and last part of a syllogism
- the last of a chain of events; outcome
- an act or instance of concluding; final arrangement (of a pact, treaty, etc.)
- the findings of a court as to the existence of an alleged fact or the application of a particular law
- the closing of a plea or address to a court or jury
Origin of conclusionMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin conclusio, a closing, conclusion ; from past participle of conclude
lastly; in closing
try conclusions with
Old-fashioned to engage in an argument or contest with
- The close or last part; the end or finish: the conclusion of the festivities.
- The result or outcome of an act or process: What was the conclusion of all these efforts?
- A judgment or decision reached after deliberation. See Synonyms at decision.
- A final arrangement or settlement, as of a treaty.
- Law The formal closing of a legal complaint or pleading.
- Logic a. The proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises in a syllogism.b. The proposition concluded from one or more premises; a deduction.
Origin of conclusionMiddle English conclusioun, from Old French conclusion, from Latin conclūsiō, conclūsiōn-, from conclūsus, past participle of conclūdere, to end; see conclude.
- The end, finish, close or last part of something.
- 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.
- 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
- (logic) In an argument or syllogism, the proposition that follows as a necessary consequence of the premises.
- (law) The end or close of a pleading, e.g. 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.
From Old French conclusion, from Latin conclusio, from the past participle stem of concludere (“to conclude”).