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conclusion (n.)

late 14c., "deduction or inference reached by reasoning, result of a discussion or examination," from Old French conclusion "conclusion, result, outcome," from Latin conclusionem (nominative conclusio), noun of action from past-participle stem of concludere "to shut up, enclose" (see conclude).

Also, from late 14c. "the end, termination, final part; closing passages of a speech or writing; final result, outcome." For foregone conclusion, see forego.

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Definitions of conclusion from WordNet

conclusion (n.)
a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration;
his conclusion took the evidence into account
Synonyms: decision / determination
conclusion (n.)
an intuitive assumption;
jump to a conclusion
conclusion (n.)
the temporal end; the concluding time;
Synonyms: stopping point / finale / finis / finish / last / close
conclusion (n.)
event whose occurrence ends something;
Synonyms: ending / finish
conclusion (n.)
the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism);
Synonyms: ratiocination
conclusion (n.)
the act of ending something;
Synonyms: termination / ending
conclusion (n.)
a final settlement;
the conclusion of the peace treaty
the conclusion of a business deal
conclusion (n.)
the last section of a communication;
in conclusion I want to say...
Synonyms: end / close / closing / ending
conclusion (n.)
the act of making up your mind about something;
he drew his conclusions quickly
Synonyms: decision / determination
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