N. Amer. an examination at the end of a term, school year, or particular class.
1》 coming at the end of a series.
↘reached as the outcome of a process: the ~ cost will run into six figures.
2》 allowing no further doubt or dispute.
1》 the last game in a sports tournament or other competition, which will decide the overall winner.
↘( ~s ) a series of games constituting the ~ stage of a competition.
2》 ( ~s ) Brit. a series of examinations at the end of a degree course.
↘( ~ ) N. Amer. an examination at the end of a term, school year, or particular class.
3》 Music the principal note in a mode.
~ity noun ( plural ~ities ).
ME: from OFr., or from L. ~is , from finis 'end'.