Conclusion meaning

kən-klo͝o'zhən
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.

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The close or last part; the end or finish.

The conclusion of the festivities.

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A judgment or decision reached after deliberation.
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A final arrangement or settlement, as of a treaty.
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The result or outcome of an act or process.

What was the conclusion of all these efforts?

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(logic) In an argument or syllogism, the proposition that follows as a necessary consequence of the premises.
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The proposition concluded from one or more premises; a deduction.
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The end, finish, close or last part of something.
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The outcome or result of a process or act.
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A decision reached after careful thought.
  • 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.

The board has come to the conclusion that the proposed takeover would not be in the interest of our shareholders.

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(law) The end or close of a pleading, e.g. the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace", etc.
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(law) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.

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The formal closing of a legal complaint or pleading.
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The proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises in a syllogism.
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The end or last part.
  • 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.
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An act or instance of concluding; final arrangement (of a pact, treaty, etc.)
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The findings of a court as to the existence of an alleged fact or the application of a particular law.
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The closing of a plea or address to a court or jury.
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Origin of conclusion

Middle English conclusioun from Old French conclusion from Latin conclūsiō conclūsiōn- from conclūsus past participle of conclūdere to end conclude