What does conclusion mean?

Definitions for conclusion
kənˈklu ʒəncon·clu·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decision, determination, conclusionnoun

    a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

    "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"

  2. conclusionnoun

    an intuitive assumption

    "jump to a conclusion"

  3. stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, closenoun

    the temporal end; the concluding time

    "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season"

  4. ending, conclusion, finishnoun

    event whose occurrence ends something

    "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

  5. conclusion, ratiocinationnoun

    the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)

  6. termination, ending, conclusionnoun

    the act of ending something

    "the termination of the agreement"

  7. conclusionnoun

    a final settlement

    "the conclusion of a business deal"; "the conclusion of the peace treaty"

  8. conclusion, end, close, closing, endingnoun

    the last section of a communication

    "in conclusion I want to say..."

  9. decision, determination, conclusionnoun

    the act of making up your mind about something

    "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"


  1. conclusionnoun

    The end, finish, close or last part of something.

  2. conclusionnoun

    The outcome or result of a process or act.

  3. conclusionnoun

    A decision reached after careful thought.

    The board has come to the conclusion that the proposed takeover would not be in the interest of our shareholders.

  4. conclusionnoun

    In an argument or syllogism, the proposition that follows as a necessary consequence of the premises.

  5. Etymology: From Old (and modern) French conclusion, or Latin conclusio, from the past participle stem of concludere ‘conclude’.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conclusionnoun

    Etymology: from conclude.

    Ways of peaceable conclusion there are but these two certain; the one a sentence of judicial decision, given by authority thereto appointed within ourselves; the other, the like kind of sentence given by a more universal authority. Richard Hooker.

    The conclusion of experience, from the time past to the time present, will not be sound and perfect. Francis Bacon, War with Spain.

    And marrying divers principles and grounds,
    Out of their match a true conclusion brings. Davies.

    Then doth the wit
    Build fond conclusions on those idle grounds;
    Then doth it fly the good, and ill pursue. Davies.

    I only deal by rules of art, Such as are lawful, and judge by
    Conclusions of astrology. Hudibras, p. ii. cant. iii.

    It is of the nature of principles, to yield a conclusion different from themselves. John Tillotson, Preface.

    He granted him both the major and the minor; but denied him the conclusion. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 32.

    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. Eccles. xii. 13.

    I have been reasoning, and in conclusion have thought it best to return to what fortune hath made my home. Jonathan Swift.

    Her physician tells me,
    She has pursu’d conclusions infinite
    Of easy ways to die. William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra.

    We practise likewise all conclusions of grafting and inoculating, as well of wild trees as fruit trees. Francis Bacon, New Atlant.

    Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes
    And still conclusion, shall acquire no honour,
    Demuring upon me. William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conclusionnoun

    the last part of anything; close; termination; end

  2. Conclusionnoun

    final decision; determination; result

  3. Conclusionnoun

    any inference or result of reasoning

  4. Conclusionnoun

    the inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See Syllogism

  5. Conclusionnoun

    drawing of inferences

  6. Conclusionnoun

    an experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn

  7. Conclusionnoun

    the end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace," etc

  8. Conclusionnoun

    an estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conclusion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2051

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conclusion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2537

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conclusion' in Nouns Frequency: #627

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conclusion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conclusion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of conclusion in a Sentence

  1. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    The message to the international community from this election is the Iranians are solidly behind their government, they will continue to support the policies that have been adopted leading to the conclusion and successful implementation of the nuclear deal and this will continue.

  2. Alan Chvotkin:

    In a heightened political atmosphere, many people don't know her, and they certainly don't know the job that she's responsible for, if you just isolate one or two topics it's easy to reach the wrong conclusion.

  3. The Clinton campaign:

    We wanted to offer a look at how a Trump presidency would cause damage to the American economy and working families, we can be certain of this because we’ve read Trump’s ‘plans,’ listened to his words, reviewed what analysts have to say about what he wants to do. And it's the only logical conclusion.

  4. Rod Rosenstein:

    I don't want to make any commitment about what I would do at the conclusion of investigation without knowing the details of the investigation. Talking with the director of the FBI, I can assure you, that if it's appropriate to release it to the American public, I would.

  5. State John Kerry on Friday:

    After careful consideration, President (Barack) Obama has come to the conclusion that while significant obstacles remain a negotiated peace in Colombia is absolutely worth pursuing and absolutely worth assisting if we are able to.

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