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 jury>d : 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.
Origin and Etymology of conclusion
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin conclusion-, conclusio, from concludere —see conclude
First Known Use: 14th century
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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