Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Occurring at an unspecified time in the future.
  • adjective Archaic Dependent on circumstance; contingent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the event or issue; happening or to happen or exist finally; ultimate: as, his eventual success was unexpected.
  • Contingent upon a future or as yet unknown event; depending upon an uncertain event; that may happen or come about: as, an eventual succession.
  • Synonyms Ultimate, Conclusive, etc. See final.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Coming or happening as a consequence or result; consequential.
  • adjective Final; ultimate.
  • adjective (Law) Dependent on events; contingent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to events.
  • adjective Inevitable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French éventuel, from Latin ēventus, outcome; see event.]

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