conclusion (plural conclusions)
- The end, finish, close or last part of something.
- A flourish of trumpets announced the conclusion of the contest.
- The outcome or result of a process or act.
- A decision reached after careful thought.
- And the conclusion is, she shall be thine.
- The board has come to the conclusion that the proposed takeover would not be in the interest of our shareholders.
- 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
- With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get […] h
- (logic) In an argument or syllogism, the proposition that follows as a necessary consequence of the premises.
- He granted him both the major and minor, but denied him the conclusion.
- (obsolete) An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.
- Francis Bacon
- We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and inoculating.
- Francis Bacon
- (law) The end or close of a pleading, e.g. the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace", etc.
- (law) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Wharton to this entry?)
- (in logic): premise
end, final part
of a syllogism
conclusion f (plural conclusions)