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con·clu·sive

 (kən-klo͞o′sĭv)
adj.
Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive: conclusive evidence. See Synonyms at decisive.

con·clu′sive·ly adv.
con·clu′sive·ness n.

conclusive

(kənˈkluːsɪv)
adj
1. putting an end to doubt; decisive; final
2. approaching or involving an end or conclusion
conˈclusively adv
conˈclusiveness n

con•clu•sive

(kənˈklu sɪv)

adj.
1. serving to settle or decide a question; decisive: conclusive evidence.
2. tending to terminate; closing.
[1580–90; < Late Latin]
con•clu′sive•ly, adv.
con•clu′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conclusive - forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question; "conclusive proof"; "the evidence is conclusive"
decisive - determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"
inconclusive - not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question; "an inconclusive reply"; "inconclusive evidence"; "the inconclusive committee vote"

conclusive

conclusive

adjective
1. Determining or having the power to determine an outcome:
2. Serving the function of deciding or settling with finality:
3. Having or arising from authority:
Translations
přesvědčivý
konkluderende
sannfærandi

conclusive

[kənˈkluːsɪv] ADJ [answer, victory] → concluyente, decisivo; [proof] → concluyente

conclusive

[kənˈkluːsɪv] adj [evidence, proof, results, answer, study] → concluant(e); [victory] → large, net(nette); [argument] → concluant(e), définitif/ive

conclusive

adj (= convincing)schlüssig, überzeugend; (= decisive, final)endgültig; (Jur) evidenceeinschlägig; proofschlüssig, eindeutig

conclusive

[kənˈkluːsɪv] adjconclusivo/a

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
References in classic literature ?
There were some people slinking about as usual when we passed out into the street, who were evidently anxious to speak with him; but there was something so conclusive in the halo of scented soap which encircled his presence, that they gave it up for that day.
The witticisms with which Jane unsuspectingly enlivened the pages of the Recording Angel were conclusive on this point.
I now reiterate these sentiments; and, in doing so, I only press upon the public attention the most conclusive evidence of which the case is susceptible, that the property, peace, and security of no section are to be in any wise endangered by the now incoming administration.
Thus, then, it is conclusive that to attempt things from which harm rather than advantage may come to us is the part of unreasoning and reckless minds, more especially when they are things which we are not forced or compelled to attempt, and which show from afar that it is plainly madness to attempt them.
Nor are the reasonings of Schleiermacher, who argues that the Platonic defence is an exact or nearly exact reproduction of the words of Socrates, partly because Plato would not have been guilty of the impiety of altering them, and also because many points of the defence might have been improved and strengthened, at all more conclusive.
Experience is the oracle of truth; and where its responses are unequivocal, they ought to be conclusive and sacred.
The more attentively I consider and investigate the reasons which appear to have given birth to this opinion, the more I become convinced that they are cogent and conclusive.
The answer indeed seems to be so obvious and conclusive as scarcely to justify such a discussion in any place.
It would be better to avoid it by omitting all mention of my Revelation, and by proceeding on the path of Demonstration -- which after all, seemed so simple and so conclusive that nothing would be lost by discarding the former means.
While this information was in no way reassuring, neither was it at all conclusive proof of the death of Dejah Thoris, and so I determined to make every effort possible to reach Helium as quickly as I could and carry to Tardos Mors such news of his granddaughter's possible whereabouts as lay in my power.
I lingered but a moment at the mirror: the second and conclusive experiment had yet to be attempted; it yet remained to be seen if I had lost my identity beyond redemption and must flee before daylight from a house that was no longer mine; and hurrying back to my cabinet, I once more prepared and drank the cup, once more suffered the pangs of dissolution, and came to myself once more with the character, the stature and the face of Henry Jekyll.
At any rate the double coincidence of a dactylic line, and an ending [Greek], seems conclusive as to the familiarity of the writer of the "Odyssey" with the Iliadic line.