Etymology
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eventual (adj.)

1610s, "pertaining to events," from French éventuel, from Latin event-, stem of evenire "to come out, happen, result" (see event). Meaning "ultimately resulting" is by 1823.

updated on April 11, 2017

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Definitions of eventual from WordNet

eventual (adj.)
expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating;
if this trend continues it is not reasonable to expect the eventual collapse of the stock market
hope of eventual (or ultimate) rescue
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