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noun con·clu·sion \kən-ˈklü-zhən\

Simple Definition of conclusion

  • : a final decision or judgment : an opinion or decision that is formed after a period of thought or research

  • : the last part of something

  • : the act of concluding or finishing something or the state of being finished

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conclusion

  1. 1 a :  a reasoned judgment :  inference b :  the necessary consequence of two or more propositions taken as premises; especially :  the inferred proposition of a syllogism

  2. 2 :  the last part of something: as a :  result, outcome b plural :  trial of strength or skill —used in the phrase try conclusions c :  a final summation d :  the final decision in a law case e :  the final part of a pleading in law

  3. 3 :  an act or instance of concluding

Examples of conclusion in a sentence

  1. The evidence does not support the report's conclusions.

  2. The evidence points to the inescapable conclusion that she was negligent.

  3. The logical conclusion is that she was negligent.

  4. What led you to that conclusion?

  5. They haven't yet arrived at a conclusion.

  6. the conclusion of a business deal

  7. The case was finally brought to conclusion last week.

Origin of conclusion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin conclusion-, conclusio, from concludere

First Known Use: 14th century

CONCLUSION Defined for Kids


noun con·clu·sion \kən-ˈklü-zhən\

Definition of conclusion for Students

  1. 1 :  final decision reached by reasoning <I came to the conclusion that the plan won't work.>

  2. 2 :  the last part of something

  3. 3 :  a final settlement <We had hoped for a quick conclusion of the conflict.>

Law Dictionary


noun con·clu·sion \kən-ˈklü-zhən\

Legal Definition of conclusion

  1. 1 :  a judgment or opinion inferred from relevant facts <our conclusion upon the present evidence — Missouri v. Illinois, 200 U.S. 496 (1905)>

  2. 2a :  a final summarizing (as of a closing argument) b :  the last or closing part of something

  3. 3 :  an opinion or judgment offered without supporting evidence; specifically :  an allegation made in a pleading that is not based on facts set forth in the pleading

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