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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. A proposition that follows from the premises of a formal proof, for instance from the major and minor premises of 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 ?
In considering the Origin of Species, it is quite conceivable that a naturalist, reflecting on the mutual affinities of organic beings, on their embryological relations, their geographical distribution, geological succession, and other such facts, might come to the conclusion that each species had not been independently created, but had descended, like varieties, from other species.
Caswall came to the conclusion that there had been some sort of dual action of his mind, which might lead to some catastrophe or some discovery of his secret plans; so he resolved to forgo for a while the pleasure of making discoveries regarding the chest.
a probably premature conclusion upon the doubtful parts of the physiological problem.
It was probable that such a combination would happen again, was going to happen now, and, once more, in the bright-lighted cabaret, he would sit on a chair, Del Mar on one side, and on the other side beloved Steward with a glass of beer before him--all of which might be called "leaping to a conclusion"; for conclusion there was, and upon the conclusion Michael acted.
Playmore (arriving at Gleninch, as usual, every evening on the conclusion of his labors in the law) was consulted as to the handwriting.
On the conclusion of the Nottingham engagement (the results of which more than equaled the results at Derby), I proposed taking the entertainment next -- now we had got it into our own hands -- to Newark.
And that is what I mean when I say that in all states there is the same principle of justice, which is the interest of the government; and as the government must be supposed to have power, the only reasonable conclusion is, that everywhere there is one principle of justice, which is the interest of the stronger.
When they prove to you that in reality one drop of your own fat must be dearer to you than a hundred thousand of your fellow-creatures, and that this conclusion is the final solution of all so-called virtues and duties and all such prejudices and fancies, then you have just to accept it, there is no help for it, for twice two is a law of mathematics.
As soon as I was composed enough to think, I arrived at one distinct conclusion in reference to the otherwise incomprehensible visitor who had favoured me with a call.
It will lead him, in the most logical progression, to what, in the eyes of artists, would be a most illogical conclusion.
This little dialogue is a perfect piece of dialectic, in which granting the common principle,' there is no escaping from the conclusion.
In any other view it would be both unnecessary and dangerous; it would be unnecessary, because if the grant to the Union of the power of laying such duties implied the exclusion of the States, or even their subordination in this particular, there could be no need of such a restriction; it would be dangerous, because the introduction of it leads directly to the conclusion which has been mentioned, and which, if the reasoning of the objectors be just, could not have been intended; I mean that the States, in all cases to which the restriction did not apply, would have a concurrent power of taxation with the Union.