noun con·clu·sion \kən-ˈklü-zhən\

: 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

Full Definition of CONCLUSION

a :  a reasoned judgment :  inference
b :  the necessary consequence of two or more propositions taken as premises; especially :  the inferred proposition of a syllogism
:  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
:  an act or instance of concluding

Examples of CONCLUSION

  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.


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin conclusion-, conclusio, from concludere
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Logic Terms

a posteriori, connotation, corollary, inference, mutually exclusive, paradox, postulate, syllogism


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