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The last syllable of a word.

[Latin, feminine of ultimus, last; see ultimate.]
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(Linguistics) the final syllable of a word
[from Latin: the last, feminine of ultimus last; see ultimate]
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(ˈʌl tə mə)

n., pl -mas.
the last syllable of a word.
[1860–65; < Latin, feminine of ultimus, superlative corresponding to ulterior ulterior]
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Noun1.ultima - the last syllable in a word
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Though Jennings's taste in games is eclectic, he had a special place in his heart for the Ultima series, a batch of role-playing games that's been described as one of the most important video game series ever made.
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When it became clear that his dreams of being an astronaut like his dad were doomed to failure, high-schooler Garriott turned to virtual adventure, inventing and marketing groundbreaking role-playing games in fantasy universes (the Ultima series).