Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of making up your mind about something
    he drew his conclusions quickly
  2. (noun, act) the act of ending something
  3. (noun, cognition) an intuitive assumption
  4. (noun, cognition) a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    his conclusion took the evidence into account
    satisfied with the panel's determination
  5. (noun, communication) the last section of a communication
  6. (noun, communication) the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
  7. (noun, communication) a final settlement
    the conclusion of the peace treaty
  8. (noun, event) event whose occurrence ends something
    when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show
  9. (noun, time) the temporal end; the concluding time
    the market was up at the finish
    they were playing better at the close of the season

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Origin of the word Conclusion

  1. mid-14c., "deduction or conclusion reached by reasoning," from Fr. conclusion, from L. conclusionem, noun of action from concludere (see conclude). Also, from late 14c. "the end" (usually of speech or writing), "closing passages of a speech or writing." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Conclusion

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