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FOREGONE CONCLUSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does foregone conclusion mean? 

FOREGONE CONCLUSION (noun)
  The noun FOREGONE CONCLUSION has 2 senses:

1. an inevitable ending
2. something that is certain

  Familiarity information: FOREGONE CONCLUSION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOREGONE CONCLUSION (noun)


Sense 1foregone conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inevitable ending

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

foregone conclusion; matter of course

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

conclusion; ending; finish (event whose occurrence ends something)


Sense 2foregone conclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is certain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

sure thing; certainty; foregone conclusion

Context example:

his victory is a certainty

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

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Attribute:

certain (established beyond doubt or question; definitely known)

uncertain (not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown)

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

cert (an absolute certainty)

ineluctability; unavoidability (the quality of being impossible to avoid or evade)

inevitability; inevitableness (the quality of being unavoidable)

surety (something clearly established)

indisputability; indubitability; unquestionability; unquestionableness (the quality of being beyond question or dispute or doubt)

moral certainty (certainty based on an inner conviction)

predictability (the quality of being predictable)

slam dunk (something that is a sure to occur; a foregone conclusion)


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