Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To put into final form; complete.

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

  • transitive verb to put the last touches on; put into final form.

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  • verb transitive To make final or firm; to finish or complete.
  • verb transitive, computing, programming To prepare (an object) for garbage collection by calling its finalizer.

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  • verb make final; put the last touches on; put into final form

Etymologies

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From final + -ize.

Examples

  • Yet the word finalize may be misleading; you are never truly finished with goal setting.

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  • The Univar/Chemcentral deal-the combined company will have nearly $6 billion in sales-takes place after a year that saw Brenntag finalize its acquisition of Los Angeles Chemical after purchasing Quadra Chemical in the fall of 2005.

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  • The Univar/Chemcentral deal-the combined company will have nearly $6 billion in sales-takes place after a year that saw Brenntag finalize its acquisition of Los Angeles Chemical after purchasing Quadra Chemical in the fall of 2005.

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  • The Univar/Chemcentral deal-the combined company will have nearly $6 billion in sales-takes place after a year that saw Brenntag finalize its acquisition of Los Angeles Chemical after purchasing Quadra Chemical in the fall of 2005.

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  • The Univar/Chemcentral deal-the combined company will have nearly $6 billion in sales-takes place after a year that saw Brenntag finalize its acquisition of Los Angeles Chemical after purchasing Quadra Chemical in the fall of 2005.

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  • The Univar/Chemcentral deal-the combined company will have nearly $6 billion in sales-takes place after a year that saw Brenntag finalize its acquisition of Los Angeles Chemical after purchasing Quadra Chemical in the fall of 2005.

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  • The Univar/Chemcentral deal-the combined company will have nearly $6 billion in sales-takes place after a year that saw Brenntag finalize its acquisition of Los Angeles Chemical after purchasing Quadra Chemical in the fall of 2005.

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  • The Univar/Chemcentral deal-the combined company will have nearly $6 billion in sales-takes place after a year that saw Brenntag finalize its acquisition of Los Angeles Chemical after purchasing Quadra Chemical in the fall of 2005.

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  • The Univar/Chemcentral deal-the combined company will have nearly $6 billion in sales-takes place after a year that saw Brenntag finalize its acquisition of Los Angeles Chemical after purchasing Quadra Chemical in the fall of 2005.

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  • Non deterministic finalization means GC calls finalize method of object not right after object goes out of scope rather when GC got idle time to prioritize it.

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