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

  • n. An end or a result regarded as inevitable: The victory was a foregone conclusion. See Usage Note at foregone.
  • n. A conclusion formed in advance of argument or consideration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A predictable or inevitable conclusion, or one made without any consideration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. a conclusion which has preceded argument or examination; a predetermined conclusion.
  • n. An inevitable outcome; a certain result; a certainty.

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

  • n. an inevitable ending
  • n. something that is certain

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