Definition of conclusion
1a : a reasoned judgment : inference The obvious conclusion is that she was negligent.b : the necessary consequence of two or more propositions taken as premises; especially : the inferred proposition of a syllogism
2 : the last part of something The team was exhausted at the conclusion of the game.: such asa : result, outcome The peace talks came to a successful conclusion.b conclusions plural : trial of strength or skill —used in the phrase try conclusionsc : a final summation the counsel's conclusion to the juryd : the final decision in a law casee : the final part of a pleading in law
3 : an act or instance of concluding hoped for a quick conclusion to the war
Examples of conclusion in a Sentence
The evidence does not support the report's conclusions.
The evidence points to the inescapable conclusion that she was negligent.
The logical conclusion is that she was negligent.
What led you to that conclusion?
They haven't yet arrived at a conclusion.
the conclusion of a business deal
The case was finally brought to conclusion last week.
Recent Examples of conclusion from the Web
Friday marked the conclusion of Chicago Human Rhythm Project's two-month-long rhythmic dance festival called Stomping Grounds.
New data allows for new conclusions to be drawn Alstadsaeter, Johannesen and Zucman draw on three new sources to estimate tax cheating.
In 2016, a report from the Pentagon arrived at a similar conclusion.
Two other medical examiners who reviewed the case for the Miami Herald question her conclusions.
Washington will have eight women traveling to Eugene with five entries between them, for the conclusion of the season June 7-10 at Hayward Field. •
Trump, who for months has delayed a decision on the climate agreement, made his announcement at the conclusion of the Group of Seven summit in the resort town of Taormina, Italy.
Our research is leading us to the conclusion that autism is caused by a treatable metabolic syndrome in many children.
The Bosnian slaughter offered no easy moral conclusions, and to his credit Turow does not suggest any.
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CONCLUSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conclusion for English Language Learners
: 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
CONCLUSION Defined for Kids
Definition of conclusion for Students
1 : final decision reached by reasoning I came to the conclusion that the plan won't work.
2 : the last part of something
3 : a final settlement We had hoped for a quick conclusion of the conflict.
Legal Definition of conclusion
1 : a judgment or opinion inferred from relevant facts our conclusion upon the present evidence — Missouri v. Illinois, 200 U.S. 496 (1905)
2a : a final summarizing (as of a closing argument) b : the last or closing part of something
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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