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conclusion

con·clu·sion

conclusion

 
 
pronunciation:
kn klu zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an ending or termination.
Students are under a great deal of pressure near the conclusion of the semester.At the conclusion of the church service, the minister gives a blessing.
synonyms:
close, closure, consummation, end, termination
antonyms:
beginning
similar words:
aftermath, culmination, denouement, expiration, finish, fruit, fruition, last, stop, ultimate, windup
definition 2: a result or outcome.
The disappointing conclusion of the negotiations angered many of the workers.
synonyms:
consequence, issue, outcome, result, upshot
definition 3: the final part of a written work or speech.
She summarized her points nicely in the conclusion of her paper.
synonyms:
coda, denouement, epilogue, finale
antonyms:
beginning, foreword, introduction
similar words:
climax, close, end, finish, recap, recapitulation, summary, summation, termination, wrap-up
definition 4: an inference reached by reasoning.
If a planet can sustain plant life, what conclusions can you draw about its atmosphere?After a complete examination of the body, the doctor reached the conclusion that death was accidental.Judging by his clothing, she thought the man to be a beggar, but she tried not to jump to any conclusions.
synonyms:
consequence, deduction, determination, inference, judgment
similar words:
corollary, derivation, estimation, opinion, presumption, supposition, theory
definition 5: a final decision.
What was the conclusion of the jury?The court has yet to reach a conclusion on your case.
synonyms:
decision, determination, finding, resolution, settlement, verdict
similar words:
agreement, judgment
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