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Definitions of conclusion

  1. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; " the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; " Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; " My property ends by the bushes"; " The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
  2. the last section of a communication; " in conclusion I want to say..."
  3. 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"
  4. the act of making up your mind about something; " the burden of decision was his"; " he drew his conclusions quickly"
  5. the act of ending something; " the termination of the agreement"
  6. an intuitive assumption; " jump to a conclusion"
  7. the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning ( such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
  8. a final settlement; " the conclusion of a business deal"; " the conclusion of the peace treaty"
  9. The last part of anything; close; termination; end.
  10. Final decision; determination; result.
  11. Any inference or result of reasoning.
  12. The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See Syllogism.
  13. Drawing of inferences.
  14. An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.
  15. The end or close of a pleading, e. g., the formal ending of an indictment, " against the peace," etc.
  16. An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.
  17. A final determination; result; inference; judgment; the closing part, as of a discussion; end.
  18. Act of concluding: the end, close, or last part: inference: judgment.
  19. End; inference; determination.
  20. The close or end; the sum; logical inference; final decision; experiment.
  21. End; close; inference or consequence; final determination or judgment.
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Usage examples for conclusion

  1. What made you jump to the conclusion? – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  2. I am content with the conclusion that something more than half of the checks deposited in 1909 were in New York. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  3. " I am sorry that we cannot come to some more friendly conclusion since we are to be neighbours," she remarked. – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. The committee, said he, report no facts whatever, and give us no conclusion. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  5. By that time Dion had come to the conclusion that she had forgotten about the matter. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  6. It was a wise conclusion but it did not help the afternoon to pass. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  7. Nevertheless, no conclusion could possibly have been more mistaken. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  8. Clear was I then, as I am now, in my conclusion. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  9. And now, can there be a conclusion to this work? – Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research by Michael Sage
  10. Such indeed was the question I asked myself, but I must say I could arrive at no satisfactory conclusion. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  11. " A false conclusion on your part," said Browne as he lit a cigar. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  12. And it was a very wise conclusion. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  13. I would rather leave the conclusion to yourself. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  14. Well, I have been thinking it over, said his father, and I have come to the conclusion that perhaps it would be better, much as it will pain you, to let you know the truth. – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby
  15. Having done so, there could be but one conclusion as to the quarter from which the shock was received. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  16. " That is the conclusion I have come to about you," I remarked. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  17. So I began to guess a good many things, and, among the rest, I came to the conclusion that I could never truly love you, John Mark. – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  18. I will let you know about it as soon as we come to any conclusion. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. It was easy enough then to bring the affair to a conclusion. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
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