Definition of "conclusion" []

  • 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. See Synonyms at decision. (noun)
  • A final arrangement or settlement, as of a treaty. (noun)
  • Law The close of a plea or deed. (noun)
  • End or termination (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The last main division of a speech, lecture, essay, etc (noun)
  • The outcome or result of an act, process, event, etc (esp in the phrase a foregone conclusion) (noun)
  • A final decision or judgment; resolution (esp in the phrase come to a conclusion) (noun)
  • A statement that purports to follow from another or others (the premises) by means of an argument (noun)
  • A statement that does validly follow from given premises (noun)
  • An admission or statement binding on the party making it; estoppel (noun)
  • The close of a pleading or of a conveyance (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "conclusion" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."