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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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1. (Chess & Draughts) Also called: ending the closing stage of a game of chess, in which only a few pieces are left on the board
2. (Games, other than specified) the closing stage of any of certain other games
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|Noun||1.||endgame - the final stages of an extended process of negotiation; "the diplomatic endgame"|
|2.||endgame - the final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board|
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