Definitions for: Conclusion


[n] the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
[n] the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
[n] an intuitive assumption; "jump to a conclusion"
[n] a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"
[n] the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
[n] the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
[n] a final settlement; "the conclusion of a business deal"; "the conclusion of the peace treaty"
[n] event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
[n] the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season"



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*clu"sion, n. [F., fr. L. conclusio. See
Conclude.]
1. The last part of anything; close; termination; end.

A fluorish of trumpets announced the conclusion of
the contest. --Prescott.

2. Final decision; determination; result.

And the conclusion is, she shall be thine. --Shak.

3. Any inference or result of reasoning.

4. (Logic) The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the
necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two
related propositions called premises. See Syllogism.

He granted him both the major and minor, but denied
him the conclusion. --Addison.

5. Drawing of inferences. [Poetic]

Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes And still
conclusion. --Shak.

6. An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be
drawn. [Obs.]

We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and
inoculating. --Bacon.

7. (Law)
(a) The end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal
ending of an indictment, ``against the peace,'' etc.
(b) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a
particular position. --Wharton.

Conclusion to the country (Law), the conclusion of a
pleading by which a party ``puts himself upon the
country,'' i.e., appeals to the verdict of a jury.
--Mozley & W.

In conclusion.
(a) Finally.
(b) In short.

To try conclusions, to make a trial or an experiment.

Like the famous ape, To try conclusions, in the
basket creep. --Shak.

Syn: Inference; deduction; result; consequence; end;
decision. See Inference.

Synonyms: close, close, closing, decision, decision, determination, determination, end, ending, ending, ending, finale, finis, finish, finish, last, ratiocination, stopping point, termination

Antonyms: beginning

See Also: abolishment, abolition, abortion, address, adjournment, anticlimax, appointment, assignment, assumption, bathos, breakup, call, casting lots, change of state, choice, closedown, closing, closure, coda, completion, culmination, deactivation, defeat, defusing, demolition, demonetisation, demonetization, designation, destruction, destruction, devastation, disappearance, discharge, discontinuance, discontinuation, dismissal, dismission, dissolution, drawing lots, drug withdrawal, end, end, ending, epilog, epilogue, extinction, extinguishing, fade, final result, final stage, finale, firing, foregone conclusion, halt, happening, judgement, judgment, kill, killing, last, liberation, licking, liquidation, major term, matter of course, mind, minor term, mop up, move, naming, narration, natural event, non sequitur, occurrence, omega, option, outcome, overthrow, peroration, pick, predeterminaation, proposition, putting to death, quenching, recital, release, relinquishing, relinquishment, resolution, result, resultant, retirement, sack, sacking, section, selection, settlement, settlement, shutdown, sortition, speech, stop, subdivision, supposal, supposition, syllogism, termination, tone ending, triumph, victory, windup, withdrawal, yarn, Z

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