Definitions for: Final

[n] an examination administered at the end of an academic term
[n] the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
[adj] not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say"
[adj] occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave"
[adj] conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"

Webster (1913) Definition: Fi"nal, a. [F., fr. L. finalis, fr. finis boundary,
limit, end. See Finish.]
1. Pertaining to the end or conclusion; last; terminating;
ultimate; as, the final day of a school term.

Yet despair not of his final pardon. --Milton.

2. Conclusive; decisive; as, a final judgment; the battle of
Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue.

3. Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the
purpose or ultimate end in view.

Final cause. See under Cause.

Syn: Final, Conclusive, Ultimate.

Usage: Final is now appropriated to that which brings with it
an end; as, a final adjustment; the final judgment,
etc. Conclusive implies the closing of all discussion,
negotiation, etc.; as, a conclusive argument or fact;
a conclusive arrangement. In using ultimate, we have
always reference to something earlier or proceeding;
as when we say, a temporary reverse may lead to an
ultimate triumph. The statements which a man finally
makes at the close of a negotiation are usually
conclusive as to his ultimate intentions and designs.

Synonyms: closing, concluding, final exam, final examination, inalterable, last, net, terminal, ultimate, unalterable

See Also: cup final, elimination tournament, exam, examination, match, test

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