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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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--Venient annis Saecula seris, quibus Oceanus Vincula rerum laxet, et ingens Pateat Tellus, Tiphysque novos Detegat orbes; nec sit terris Ultima Thule:
My cognizance of the pit had become known to the inquisitorial agents -- the pit whose horrors had been destined for so bold a recusant as myself -- the pit, typical of hell, and regarded by rumor as the Ultima Thule of all their punishments.
Again they fell to quoting, and Maud gave Dowson's "Impenitentia Ultima." She rendered it beautifully, but I watched not her, but Wolf Larsen.
"Ultima Thule was the place of its manufacture, even Birmingham the place of my birth."
Ultima is a leading provider of consulting and services for developing strategic business applications, and IT Infrastructure in the Turkish market.
Skoda, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG (Xetra: VW), is launching a new edition of the Rapid, called the 'Rapid Ultima', in India.
As part of the agreement, the hotels will be managed under long-term license agreements by Ultima Hospitality and continue to fly the Westin and Aloft brand flags.
The Streamline ESL HPQ and Ultima HPQ ranges have been developed following extensive feedback of customer needs.
Formed in 1990, Ultima has reported a profit every year, employs more than 250 staff and currently turns over in excess of pounds 60m.
Ultima is a vehicle-based Tablet Computer controlled development of the older Scarecrow Premier bird dispersal system.
e impossivel descrever a trajetoria da Ultima Hora sem descrever a conturbada trajetoria de Samuel Wainer.