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Noun: conclusion  kun'kloo-zhun
  1. A position, opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    "his conclusion took the evidence into account";
    - decision, determination
  2. An intuitive assumption
    "jump to a conclusion"
  3. The temporal end; the concluding time
    "the conclusion of each round was signaled by a bell";
    - stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, close
  4. Event whose occurrence ends something
    "his death marked the conclusion of an era";
    - ending, finish
  5. The proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
    - ratiocination
  6. The act of ending something
    "the conclusion of the agreement";
    - termination, ending
  7. A final settlement
    "the conclusion of a business deal"; "the conclusion of the peace treaty"
  8. The last section of a communication
    "in conclusion I want to say...";
    - end, close, closing, ending
  9. The act of making up your mind about something
    "he drew his conclusions quickly";
    - decision, determination

Derived forms: conclusions

Type of: assumption, change of state, choice, end, ending, happening, judgement, judgment, mind, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, option, pick, proposition, section, selection, settlement, subdivision, supposal, supposition, verdict

Part of: address, narration, recital, speech, syllogism, yarn

Encyclopedia: Conclusion