conclusion


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

con·clu·sion

 (kən-klo͞o′zhən)
n.
1. The close or last part; the end or finish: the conclusion of the festivities.
2. The result or outcome of an act or process: What was the conclusion of all these efforts?
3. A judgment or decision reached after deliberation. See Synonyms at decision.
4. A final arrangement or settlement, as of a treaty.
5. Law The formal closing of a legal complaint or pleading.
6. 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.

[Middle English conclusioun, from Old French conclusion, from Latin conclūsiō, conclūsiōn-, from conclūsus, past participle of conclūdere, to end; see conclude.]

conclusion

(kənˈkluːʒən)
n
1. end or termination
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the last main division of a speech, lecture, essay, etc
3. the outcome or result of an act, process, event, etc (esp in the phrase a foregone conclusion)
4. a final decision or judgment; resolution (esp in the phrase come to a conclusion)
5. (Logic) logic
a. a statement that purports to follow from another or others (the premises) by means of an argument
b. a statement that does validly follow from given premises
6. (Law) law
a. an admission or statement binding on the party making it; estoppel
b. the close of a pleading or of a conveyance
7. in conclusion lastly; to sum up
8. jump to conclusions to come to a conclusion prematurely, without sufficient thought or on incomplete evidence
[C14: via Old French from Latin; see conclude, -ion]

con•clu•sion

(kənˈklu ʒən)

n.
1. the end or close; final part.
2. the last main division of a discourse, usu. containing a summary of points and a statement of opinion or decisions.
3. a result, issue, or outcome.
4. a reasoned deduction or inference.
5. a final decision or judgment reached after consideration.
6. a settlement or arrangement.
7. a proposition concluded or inferred from the premises of an argument.
8.
a. the formal closing of a plea, in which the jury is given an issue of fact to decide.
b. the concluding matter in a complaint.
Idioms:
in conclusion, lastly; to conclude.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin conclūsiō=conclūd(ere) to conclude + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conclusion - a position or opinion or judgment reached after considerationconclusion - a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"
judgment, judgement, mind - an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
predetermination - a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something; "he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong"
2.conclusion - an intuitive assumption; "jump to a conclusion"
non sequitur - (logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
supposal, supposition, assumption - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
3.conclusion - the temporal endconclusion - the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season"
end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
4.conclusion - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
final stage, end, last - the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"
final result, outcome, resultant, termination, result - something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
foregone conclusion, matter of course - an inevitable ending
demolition, wipeout, destruction - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
omega, Z - the ending of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelation
stop, halt - the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
5.conclusion - the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
syllogism - deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
proposition - (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
major term - the term in a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion
minor term - the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion
6.conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
abort - the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed; "I wasted a year of my life working on an abort"; "he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area"
demonetisation, demonetization - ending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
tone ending, release - (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
mop up, windup, completion, culmination, closing - a concluding action
retirement - withdrawal from your position or occupation
relinquishing, relinquishment - the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
breakup, dissolution - the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
overthrow - the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
adjournment, dissolution - the termination of a meeting
dismission, sacking, liberation, firing, dismissal, release, discharge, sack - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
abolishment, abolition - the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery); "the abolition of capital punishment"
liquidation, settlement - termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
drug withdrawal, withdrawal - the termination of drug taking
closedown, shutdown, closing, closure - termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
extinguishing, quenching, extinction - the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; "the extinction of the lights"
fade, disappearance - gradually ceasing to be visible
abortion - termination of pregnancy
defusing, deactivation - the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
discontinuance, discontinuation - the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
7.conclusion - a final settlement; "the conclusion of a business deal"; "the conclusion of the peace treaty"
settlement - a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
8.conclusion - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
anticlimax, bathos - a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
epilog, epilogue - a short passage added at the end of a literary work; "the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"
epilog, epilogue - a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
peroration - (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration; "he summarized his main points in his peroration"
coda, finale - the closing section of a musical composition
recital, yarn, narration - the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
9.conclusion - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
selection, choice, option, pick - the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
appointment, designation, naming, assignment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
call - (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
move - the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
casting lots, drawing lots, sortition - making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn
resolution - a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner; "he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"

conclusion

noun
1. decision, agreement, opinion, settlement, resolution, conviction, verdict, judgment, deduction, inference We came to the conclusion that it was too difficult to combine the two techniques.
2. end, ending, close, finish, completion, finale, termination, bitter end, result At the conclusion of the programme, viewers were invited to phone in.
3. outcome, result, upshot, consequence, sequel, culmination, end result, issue Executives said it was the logical conclusion of a process started in 1987.
in conclusion finally, lastly, in closing, to sum up In conclusion, walking is a cheap, safe form of exercise.

conclusion

noun
3. A position reached after consideration:
4. A position arrived at by reasoning from premises or general principles:
Translations
خَاتِـمَةنَتيجَه، اسْتِنْساخ، قَرارنِهايَه
závěrzakončení
afslutningkonklusionslutning
johtopäätös
zaključak
endir, lokniîurstaîa
結論
결론
sklepugotovitevzaključek
sammanfattning
การสรุป
kết luận

conclusion

[kənˈkluːʒən] N
1. (= end) → conclusión f, término m
to reach a happy conclusionllegar a feliz término
in conclusionpara concluir or terminar, en conclusión
to bring sth to a conclusionconcluir algo
2. (= signing) [of treaty, agreement, deal] → firmar m
3. (= inference) → conclusión f
to come to the conclusion thatllegar a la conclusión de que
draw your own conclusionsextraiga usted las conclusiones oportunas
to jump to conclusionssacar conclusiones precipitadas
see also foregone

conclusion

[kənˈkluːʒən] n
(= decision) → conclusion f
to draw a conclusion from sth → tirer une conclusion de qch
Only one conclusion can be drawn from that → Il n'y a qu'une seule conclusion à en tirer.
to come to the conclusion (that) ... → (en) conclure que ...
to jump to conclusions → tirer des conclusions hâtives
(= end) → conclusion f
in conclusion → pour conclure, en conclusion
see also foregone
(= settlement) [deal, agreement, treaty] → conclusion f

conclusion

n
(= end)Abschluss m; (of essay, novel etc)Schluss m; in conclusionzum (Ab)schluss, abschließend
(= settling: of treaty etc) → Abschluss m, → Zustandekommen nt
Schluss (→ folgerung f) m; what conclusion do you draw or reach from all this?welchen Schluss or welche Schlussfolgerung ziehen Sie daraus or aus alldem?; let me know your conclusionslassen Sie mich wissen, zu welchem Schluss Sie gekommen sind; a hasty conclusionein voreiliger Schluss; one is forced to the conclusion that …man kommt unweigerlich zu dem Schluss, dass …
(Logic) → Folgerung f

conclusion

[kənˈkluːʒn] n (all senses) → conclusione f
in conclusion → in conclusione
to come to the conclusion that ... → concludere che..., arrivare alla conclusione che...

conclude

(kənˈkluːd) verb
1. to come or bring to an end. to conclude a meeting; He concluded by thanking everyone.
2. to come to believe. We concluded that you weren't coming.
conˈclusion (-ʒən) noun
1. an end. the conclusion of his speech.
2. a judgement. I came to the conclusion that the house was empty.
conˈclusive (-siv) adjective
convincing. conclusive proof.
conˈclusively adverb
conˈclusiveness noun

conclusion

خَاتِـمَة závěr afslutning Schlussfolgerung συμπέρασμα conclusión johtopäätös conclusion zaključak conclusione 結論 결론 conclusie konklusjon wniosek conclusão заключение sammanfattning การสรุป sonuç kết luận 结论

conclusion

n. conclusión; determinación; decisión.
References in classic literature ?
At the conclusion of the ceremonies, Beth retired to her room, overcome with emotion and lobster, but there was no place of repose, for the beds were not made, and she found her grief much assuaged by beating up the pillows and putting things in order.
Swift was sure he could carry the invention to a successful conclusion.
She left them in heated argument, speculating about the conclusion of the tale which their mother promised to finish the following night.
Soon after I returned home, I was ordered to take the command of three garrisons during the campaign, which Governor Dunmore carried on against the Shawanese Indians: After the conclusion of which, the Militia was discharged from each garrrison, and I being relieved from my post, was solicited by a number of North-Carolina gentlemen, that were about purchasing the lands lying on the S.
I start, we'll say, at the bottom, down in the corner over there where it has not been touched, and I determine for the thousandth time that I WILL follow that pointless pattern to some sort of a conclusion.
It was so feeble and inconsistent a culmination to the beautiful scenery they had passed through, so hopeless and imbecile a conclusion to the preparation of that long picturesque journey, with its glimpses of sylvan and pastoral glades and canyons, that, as the coach swept down the last incline, and the remorseless monotony of the dead level spread out before them, furrowed by ditches and indented by pits, under cover of shielding their cheeks from the impalpable dust that rose beneath the plunging wheels, they buried their faces in their handkerchiefs, to hide a few half-hysterical tears.
Being of an eccentric and melancholy turn of mind, and greatly given to rummaging old records and hearkening to old traditions, he had brought himself, it is averred, to the conclusion that Matthew Maule, the wizard, had been foully wronged out of his homestead, if not out of his life.
My conclusion was that he had no soul, no heart, no mind; nothing, as I have already said, but instincts; and yet, withal, so cunningly had the few materials of his character been put together that there was no painful perception of deficiency, but, on my part, an entire contentment with what I found in him.
The stories of Brouwer, of Bones, and a whole budget of others were called to mind; and when they had diligently considered them all, and compared them with the symptoms of the present case, they shook their heads, and came to the conclusion chat Ichabod had been carried off by the Galloping Hessian.
My conclusion bloomed there with the real rose flush of his innocence: he was only too fine and fair for the little horrid, unclean school world, and he had paid a price for it.
But by dint of much and earnest contemplation, and oft repeated ponderings, and especially by throwing open the little window towards the back of the entry, you at last come to the conclusion that such an idea, however wild, might not be altogether unwarranted.
And besides other reasons, to this conclusion I am impelled, by considerations touching the great inherent dignity and sublimity of the Sperm Whale; I account him no common, shallow being, inasmuch as it is an undisputed fact that he is never found on soundings, or near shores; all other whales sometimes are.