conclusion

[[t]kənklu͟ːʒ(ə)n[/t]]
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conclusions
1) N-COUNT: oft N that When you come to a conclusion you decide that something is true after you have thought about it carefully and have considered all the relevant facts.

Over the years I've come to the conclusion that she's a very great musician...

I have tried to give some idea of how I feel - other people will no doubt draw their own conclusions.

2) N-SING: also no det, usu with supp The conclusion of something is its ending.

At the conclusion of the programme, I asked the children if they had any questions they wanted to ask me.

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3) N-SING: usu with supp The conclusion of a treaty or a business deal is the act of arranging it or agreeing it.

...the expected conclusion of a free-trade agreement between Mexico and the United States.

4) PHRASE: oft it v-link PHR that You can refer to something that seems certain to happen as a foregone conclusion.

It was a foregone conclusion that I would end up in the same business as him...

The championship result was almost a foregone conclusion.

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5) PHRASE: PHR with cl You say `in conclusion' to indicate that what you are about to say is the last thing that you want to say.

In conclusion, walking is a cheap, safe, enjoyable and readily available form of exercise.

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to finish
6) PHRASE: V and N inflect, oft PHR that (disapproval) If you say that someone jumps to a conclusion, you are critical of them because they decide too quickly that something is true, when they do not know all the facts.

I didn't want her to jump to the conclusion that the divorce was in any way her fault...

Forgive me. I shouldn't be jumping to conclusions.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • conclusion — con·clu·sion /kən klü zhən/ n 1: a judgment or opinion inferred from relevant facts our conclusion upon the present evidence Missouri v. Illinois, 200 U.S. 496 (1905) 2 a: a final summarizing (as of a closing argument) b: the last or closing part …   Law dictionary

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  • conclusión — sustantivo femenino 1. Acción y resultado de concluir o concluirse: La conclusión de la autopista facilita la comunicación entre las dos ciudades. La conclusión del presupuesto obliga a dejar las obras inacabadas. 2. Resolución o consecuencia a… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • conclusion — Conclusion, Conclusio, Epilogus, Coronis. La conclusion d une oraison, Peroratio. Encore que je me taise, la conclusion mesme dit que, etc. Vt taceam, conclusio ipsa loquitur, nihil, etc. Pour conclusion, Summa illa sit. Conclusions courtes,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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  • conclusión — (Del lat. conclusĭo, ōnis, y este trad. del gr. ἐπίλογος). 1. f. Acción y efecto de concluir. 2. Fin y terminación de algo. 3. Resolución que se ha tomado sobre una materia después de haberla ventilado. 4. Aserto o proposición que se defendía en… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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