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end·gamealso end game (ĕnd′gām′)
1. Games The final stage of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board.
2. The final stage of an extended process or course of events: the diplomatic endgame that led to the treaty.
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the final stage of a game of chess, usu. following the exchange of queens and the serious reduction of forces.
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|Noun||1.||end game - the final stages of an extended process of negotiation; "the diplomatic endgame"|
|2.||end game - the final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board|
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