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conclusion

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1 an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning
  • the detective's conclusion that the murderer had to be left-handed

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2 a position arrived at after consideration
  • came to the conclusion that we couldn't go on vacation while the dog was sick

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3 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause
  • all their efforts came to no practical conclusion

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4 the last part of a process or action
  • the conclusion of the speech was a national call to arms

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5 the stopping of a process or activity
  • a bell signaled the conclusion of the event

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The first known use of conclusion was in the 14th century

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“Conclusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/conclusion. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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