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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.
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Noun1.conclusiveness - the quality of being final or definitely settled; "the finality of death"
definiteness, determinateness - the quality of being predictable with great confidence
inconclusiveness - the quality of being inconclusive
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(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 ?
It is now a well-established fact that glaciers move; I consider that my observations go to show, with equal conclusiveness, that a hog in a spring does not move.
And in proof of the conclusiveness of his opinion all the wrinkles vanished from his face.
Perhaps it is a little depressing to inherit not lands but an example of intellectual and spiritual virtue; perhaps the conclusiveness of a great ancestor is a little discouraging to those who run the risk of comparison with him.
We know definitely - though not definitively, which implies conclusiveness - that the WMCA authors of the devolution bid are the seven boroughs that once comprised the metropolitan county.
The small sample size limits the conclusiveness of results, and therefore further investigation should be undertaken in order to determine a convincing outcome regarding the effect of visual characteristics such as near vision and visual efficiency on handwriting.
The conclusiveness of proof in respect of legitimacy of a child was properly thought out and quite deliberated the law does not give a free license to individuals and particularly unscrupulous fathers, to make bald assertions and thus to stigmatize children as well as their mother.
Ultimately Lowin's latest biographer observes that the tract retains a degree of open-endedness controverting the conclusiveness suggested by its title.
However, approaches to elucidate the molecular mechanisms behind induced reprogramming are hindered by the inefficiency of induction and the interplay of reprogramming mechanisms with other cellular processes such as the cell cycle, which leads to variability in induced cell populations and limits the conclusiveness of bulk analyses.
It is also reported, though without the conclusiveness of paper evidence, that the Pakistani government fired her; she claims she resigned.
Instead he called on "political forces" to close ranks in the face of a growing threat by ISIS, but took no concrete steps to meet US demands for greater political conclusiveness.
Corollary to the afforested problems and to test the conclusiveness of the findings of this study, the following hypotheses are formulated.
This is also one of the first studies on advertising sidedness and conclusiveness that was partly conducted in China.