from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The close or last part; the end or finish.
- noun The result or outcome of an act or process.
- noun A judgment or decision reached after deliberation. synonym: decision.
- noun A final arrangement or settlement, as of a treaty.
- noun Law The formal closing of a legal complaint or pleading.
- noun The proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises in a syllogism.
- noun The proposition concluded from one or more premises; a deduction.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The end, close, or termination; the final part: as, the conclusion of a journey.
- noun Final result; outcome; upshot.
- noun Determination; final decision.
- noun A proposition concluded or inferred from premises; the proposition toward which an argumentation tends, or which is established by it; also, rarely, the act of inference.
- noun In grammar, that clause of a conditional sentence which states the consequence of the proposition assumed in the condition or protasis; the apodosis.
- noun In rhetoric, the last main division of a discourse; that part in which, the discussion being finished, its bearings are deduced or its points are summed up; a peroration, application, or recapitulation.
- noun An experiment; a tentative effort for determining anything. [Obsolete except in the phrase to try conclusions.]
- noun In law: The effect of an act by which he who did it is bound not to do anything inconsistent therewith; an estoppel.
- noun The end of a pleading or conveyance.
- noun A finding or determination.
- noun Something which is certain to be done or to happen: as, it is a foregone conclusion that he will be elected.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The last part of anything; close; termination; end.
- noun Final decision; determination; result.
- noun Any inference or result of reasoning.
- noun (Logic) The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See
- noun Poetic Drawing of inferences.
- noun obsolete An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.
- noun The end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal ending of an indictment, “against the peace,” etc.
- noun An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.
- noun (Law) the conclusion of a pleading by which a party “puts himself upon the country,” i.e., appeals to the verdict of a jury.
- noun In short.
- noun to make a trial or an experiment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
end, finish, closeor last partof something.
- noun The
outcomeor resultof a processor act.
- noun A
decisionreached after careful thought.
- noun logic In an
argumentor syllogism, the propositionthat followsas a necessary consequenceof the premises.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the last section of a communication
- noun a final settlement
- noun the act of making up your mind about something
- noun event whose occurrence ends something
- noun the temporal end; the concluding time
- noun a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
- noun an intuitive assumption
- noun the act of ending something
- noun the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Their main conclusion is that the high returns earned on stocks over the last 75 years on average are not indicative of high returns in the future.
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The main conclusion is that the majority of the governments have been backsliding; that is, they have taken concrete actions that actually run counter to the commitments signed at previous summits.
Here also, in conclusion, is a favorite poem of mine by Donald Hall … which reaches across some of the culture barriers that exist and addresses the real work at hand for all if us – readers and poets.
donald hall | an old life « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground
And as I said, my main conclusion is that Canada needs more of the world.
All I want to do in conclusion is say, "We're in this together and let's stay together."
My main conclusion is that the Federal Government has identified the correct policy priorities to respond to the changed world, but it has allowed the list of priorities to become too long.
All I shall say in conclusion is that it is the wisdom of Canadians, as well as their high privilege, to make friends, real friends, with our neighbours to the west of us, the island Empire of the East, which resembles in so many respects our own mother country.
The movement also, for all its talk of principles, rarely voices any kind of attempt to base its arguments on underlying principles — the conclusion is a given, and both the legislature and the judiciary are expected to back-construct to come up with the desired outcome.
And even after reading the story, my conclusion is the same.
My support for this conclusion is the following: Take the entire body of “international” law, and take the entire body of domestic law for every foreign country in the world.
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jmjarmstrong commented on the word conclusion
JM knows some folk who reach a conclusion because that’s the place where they got tired of thinking.
July 17, 2011