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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: occurring at or constituting the end of something; last.
The final play of the game was the most exciting.In the final chapter of the book, the hero returns triumphantly.His final words were addressed to his wife.
synonyms:
closing, concluding, ending, finishing, last, terminal, terminating
antonyms:
initial, introductory, original, preliminary, primary
similar words:
endmost, last-ditch, net, ultimate
definition 2: definitive; conclusive.
The decision of the court is final, and there is nothing more we can do.
synonyms:
conclusive, definitive, determinate
antonyms:
provisional, tentative
similar words:
decided, decisive, irrevocable, last, net, ultimate
definition 3: ultimate.
You need to decide what your final goals are, what you hope to accomplish at the end of all this.
synonyms:
ultimate
antonyms:
early, preliminary
similar words:
eventual
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is final or last.
The final was the best in the series.
antonyms:
preliminary
similar words:
last
definition 2: (often pl.) the last sports contest in a series, usu. matching the two best teams or players.
Their track team made it to the state finals.
synonyms:
championship
similar words:
playoff, World Series
definition 3: (often pl.) the last examination of an academic course, usually covering all the material taught.
I was doing badly in the course, but I studied hard and got a good grade on the final.He's staying in this weekend so he can prepare for finals.
similar words:
comprehensive, 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.