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CONCLUSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conclusion mean? 

CONCLUSION (noun)
  The noun CONCLUSION has 9 senses:

1. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
2. an intuitive assumption
3. the temporal end; the concluding time
4. event whose occurrence ends something
5. the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
6. the act of ending something
7. a final settlement
8. the last section of a communication
9. the act of making up your mind about something

  Familiarity information: CONCLUSION used as a noun is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCLUSION (noun)


Sense 1conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

conclusion; decision; determination

Context examples:

a decision unfavorable to the opposition / his conclusion took the evidence into account / satisfied with the panel's determination

Hypernyms ("conclusion" is a kind of...):

judgement; judgment; mind (an opinion formed by judging something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conclusion"):

predeterminaation (a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something)


Sense 2conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An intuitive assumption

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

jump to a conclusion

Hypernyms ("conclusion" is a kind of...):

assumption; supposal; supposition (a hypothesis that is taken for granted)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conclusion"):

non sequitur ((logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises)


Sense 3conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The temporal end; the concluding time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

close; finale; finis; last; stopping point; conclusion; finish

Context examples:

the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell / the market was up at the finish / they were playing better at the close of the season

Hypernyms ("conclusion" is a kind of...):

end; ending (the point in time at which something ends)


Sense 4conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Event whose occurrence ends something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

conclusion; ending; finish

Context examples:

his death marked the ending of an era / when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show

Hypernyms ("conclusion" is a kind of...):

happening; natural event; occurrence; occurrent (an event that happens)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conclusion"):

triumph; victory (a successful ending of a struggle or contest)

halt; stop (the event of something ending)

omega; Z (the ending of a series or sequence)

demolition; destruction; wipeout (an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something)

foregone conclusion; matter of course (an inevitable ending)

final result; outcome; result; resultant; termination (something that results)

end; final stage; last (the concluding parts of an event or occurrence)

defeat; licking (an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest)


Sense 5conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

ratiocination; conclusion

Hypernyms ("conclusion" is a kind of...):

proposition ((logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false)

Meronyms (parts of "conclusion"):

major term (the term in a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion)

minor term (the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion)

Holonyms ("conclusion" is a part of...):

syllogism (deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises)


Sense 6conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of ending something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ending; termination; conclusion

Context example:

the termination of the agreement

Hypernyms ("conclusion" is a kind of...):

change of state (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conclusion"):

abolishment; abolition (the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery))

liquidation; settlement (termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities)

drug withdrawal; withdrawal (the termination of drug taking)

closedown; closing; closure; shutdown (termination of operations)

extinction; extinguishing; quenching (the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning)

disappearance; fade (gradually ceasing to be visible)

abortion (termination of pregnancy)

deactivation; defusing (the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb))

discontinuance; discontinuation (the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent))

kill; killing; putting to death (the act of terminating a life)

destruction; devastation (the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists)

discharge; dismissal; dismission; firing; liberation; release; sack; sacking (the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart))

abort (the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed)

demonetisation; demonetization (ending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country)

release; tone ending ((music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone)

closing; completion; culmination; mop up; windup (a concluding action)

retirement (withdrawal from your position or occupation)

relinquishing; relinquishment (the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.)

breakup; dissolution (the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations))

overthrow (the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force))

adjournment; dissolution (the termination of a meeting)


Sense 7conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A final settlement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context examples:

the conclusion of a business deal / the conclusion of the peace treaty

Hypernyms ("conclusion" is a kind of...):

settlement (a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it)


Sense 8conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The last section of a communication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

close; closing; ending; conclusion; end

Context example:

in conclusion I want to say...

Hypernyms ("conclusion" is a kind of...):

section; subdivision (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conclusion"):

coda; finale (the closing section of a musical composition)

peroration ((rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration)

epilog; epilogue (a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play)

epilog; epilogue (a short passage added at the end of a literary work)

anticlimax; bathos (a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one)

Holonyms ("conclusion" is a part of...):

narration; recital; yarn (the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events)

address; speech (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience)


Sense 9conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making up your mind about something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

decision; determination; conclusion

Context examples:

the burden of decision was his / he drew his conclusions quickly

Hypernyms ("conclusion" is a kind of...):

choice; option; pick; selection (the act of choosing or selecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conclusion"):

appointment; assignment; designation; naming (the act of putting a person into a non-elective position)

call ((sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee)

move (the act of deciding to do something)

casting lots; drawing lots; sortition (making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn)

resolution (a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner)


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