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e·ven·tu·al

 (ĭ-vĕn′cho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Occurring at an unspecified time in the future: his eventual failure.
2. Archaic Dependent on circumstance; contingent.

[French éventuel, from Latin ēventus, outcome; see event.]

eventual

(ɪˈvɛntʃʊəl)
adj
(prenominal) happening in due course of time; ultimate: the eventual outcome was his defeat.

e•ven•tu•al

(ɪˈvɛn tʃu əl)

adj.
1. happening at some indefinite future time or after a series of occurrences: His mistakes led to his eventual dismissal.
2. Archaic. contingent.
[1605–15; < French éventuel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eventual - expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating; "hope of eventual (or ultimate) rescue"; "if this trend continues it is not reasonable to expect the eventual collapse of the stock market"
ultimate - furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life"

eventual

adjective final, later, resulting, future, overall, concluding, ultimate, prospective, ensuing, consequent Civil war will be the eventual outcome of the country's racial tensions.

eventual

adjective
Capable of being but not yet in existence:
Translations
نِهائي، في النِّهايَه
endeligsluttelig
endanlegur, sem verîur aî lokum
galīgssekojošs
sonuç/netice olaraksonunda

eventual

[ɪˈventʃʊəl] ADJfinal

eventual

[ɪˈvɛntʃuəl] adj
(= final) [outcome, success] → final(e)
the eventual winner → celui qui a finalement gagné
(= ultimate) [aim] → final(e), ultime

eventual

adj the decline and eventual collapse of the Roman Empireder Niedergang und schließlich vollkommene Zerfall des Römischen Reiches; he predicted the eventual fall of the governmenter hat vorausgesagt, dass die Regierung am Ende or schließlich zu Fall kommen würde; the eventual success of the project is not in doubtes besteht kein Zweifel, dass das Vorhaben letzten Endes Erfolg haben wird; he lost to the eventual winnerer verlor gegen den späteren Gewinner

eventual

[ɪˈvɛntʃʊəl] adjfinale
it resulted in the eventual loss of many lives → ha avuto come risultato finale la perdita di molte vite umane

eventual

(iˈventʃuəl) adjective
happening in the end. their quarrel and eventual reconciliation.
eˌventuˈality (-ˈӕ-) plural eventuˈalities noun
a possible happening. We are ready for all eventualities.
eˈventually adverb
finally; at length. I thought he would never ask her to marry him, but he did eventually.
References in classic literature ?
I knew the next day that a letter containing the key had, by the first post, gone off to his London apartments; but in spite of--or perhaps just on account of--the eventual diffusion of this knowledge we quite let him alone till after dinner, till such an hour of the evening, in fact, as might best accord with the kind of emotion on which our hopes were fixed.
And how pleasing to God was this conduct in Jonah, is shown in the eventual deliverance of him from the sea and the whale.
So ends the eventual trip which we made to the Rigi-Kulm to see an Alpine sunrise.
This inequality would of itself be sufficient in America to work the eventual destruction of the Union, if any mode of enforcing a compliance with its requisitions could be devised.
The eventual election, again, is to be made by that branch of the legislature which consists of the national representatives; but in this particular act they are to be thrown into the form of individual delegations, from so many distinct and coequal bodies politic.
Last night Challenger said that he never cared to walk on the Thames Embankment and look up the river, as it was always sad to see one's own eventual goal.
The plant man was well muscled, heavy, and powerful but my earthly sinews and greater agility, in conjunction with the deathly strangle hold I had upon him, would have given me, I think, an eventual victory had we had time to discuss the merits of our relative prowess uninterrupted.
And so it goes, little family differences for the most part, which, if left unsettled would result finally in greater factional strife, and the eventual dismemberment of the tribe.
He had calculated upon her eventual love, and tried to tempt her with a lavish outlay upon comforts and luxuries, knowing too well how easily the heart accustoms itself to comforts, and how difficult it is to tear one's self away from luxuries which have become habitual and, little by little, indispensable.
Ghak and Dacor reached a very amicable arrangement, and it was at a council of the head men of the various tribes of the Sari that the eventual form of government was tentatively agreed upon.
With the secret of artificial propagation once more in their hands their numbers would soon be made so to overrun the world of Pellucidar that there could be no hope for the eventual supremacy of the human race, the cause for which I so devoutly hoped, for which I had consecrated my life, and for which I was not willing to give my life.
La laughed a bitter laugh, for in her heart she knew that Tarzan's sin was greater than the purloining of the sacrificial knife of Opar; yet as she looked at him lying bound and helpless before her, tears rose to her eyes so that she had to turn away to hide them; but she remained inflexible in her determination to make him pay in frightful suffering and in eventual death for daring to spurn the love of La.