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final

fi·nal

final

 
 
pronunciation:
faI nl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening at or being the end of something; last.
The mystery was not solved until the final chapter of the book.
synonyms:
closing, concluding, finishing, terminating
antonyms:
initial, introductory, original, preliminary, primary
definition 2: not to be changed; decisive.
My parents said their decision was final, so we won't be getting another dog.
similar words:
decided, decisive, last
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often plural) the last sports contest in a series, played by the two best teams or players.
The team played well in the final, but they still lost.Their track team made it to the state finals.
synonyms:
championship
similar words:
playoff
definition 2: the last test that students take in a school subject, which usually covers everything that was taught.
My sister is studying hard for her French final on Monday.
similar words:
examination, test
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  • finally:
    after a long time.
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Word Parts
The word final contains the following parts:
fin Latin root that means end, limit
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.