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final (adj.)

early 14c., from Old French final "final, last," and directly from Late Latin finalis "of or pertaining to an end, concluding, final," from finis "end" (see finish (v.)). As a noun, late 14c., "that which comes last;" meaning "final contest" in a sporting sense is from 1880. As a shortening of final examination, from 1880.

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Definitions of final
1
final (adj.)
occurring at or forming an end or termination;
the final chapter
Synonyms: concluding / last / terminal
final (adj.)
conclusive in a process or progression;
the final answer
Synonyms: last / net
final (adj.)
not to be altered or undone;
the judge's decision is final
Synonyms: last
2
final (n.)
the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament;
final (n.)
an examination administered at the end of an academic term;
Synonyms: final examination / final exam
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