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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)

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.

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."