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conclusive

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adjective con·clu·sive \-ˈklü-siv, -ziv\

Simple Definition of conclusive

  • : showing that something is certainly true

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conclusive

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a conclusion

  2. 2 :  putting an end to debate or question especially by reason of irrefutability

conclusively adverb
conclusiveness noun

Examples of conclusive in a sentence

  1. <the archeological discovery was conclusive proof that the Vikings had indeed settled in North America around 1000 a.d.>

  2. <a conclusive argument for allowing the students to put on a play of their own choosing>



1536

First Known Use of conclusive

1536

Synonym Discussion of conclusive

conclusive, decisive, determinative, definitive mean bringing to an end. conclusive applies to reasoning or logical proof that puts an end to debate or questioning <conclusive evidence>. decisive may apply to something that ends a controversy, a contest, or any uncertainty <a decisive battle>. determinative adds an implication of giving a fixed character or direction <the determinative factor in the court's decision>. definitive applies to what is put forth as final and permanent <the definitive biography>.

CONCLUSIVE Defined for Kids

conclusive

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adjective con·clu·sive \kən-ˈklü-siv\

Definition of conclusive for Students

  1. :  decisive 1 <Police found conclusive evidence.>

conclusively adverb <This conclusively proves her innocence.>



Law Dictionary

conclusive

adjective con·clu·sive

Legal Definition of conclusive

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a conclusion

  2. 2 :  putting an end to debate or question esp. by reason of inability to be refuted

conclusively adverb
conclusiveness noun




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