Conclusive meaning

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The definition of conclusive is something that puts an end to arguments or that definitively proves something or ends dispute.

If there is debate over life on other planets and an alien shows up and tells everyone on earth that there is life on other planets, this visit is an example of conclusive evidence of life on other planets.

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Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive.

Conclusive evidence.

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That settles a question; final; decisive.
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Pertaining to a conclusion.
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Providing an end to something; decisive.

The set of premises of a valid argument is conclusive in the sense that no further evidence could possibly be added to the set of premises which would make the argument invalid.

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Origin of conclusive

  • From French conclusif, from Late Latin conclusivus, from Latin conclūsīvē (“conclusively”), from past participle of concludere
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