Meaning of CONCLUSION in English


/ kənˈkluːʒn; NAmE / noun


[ C ] something that you decide when you have thought about all the information connected with the situation :

I've come to the conclusion that he's not the right person for the job.

It took the jury some time to reach the conclusion that she was guilty.

New evidence might lead to the conclusion that we are wrong.

We can safely draw some conclusions from our discussion.


[ C , usually sing. ] the end of sth such as a speech or a piece of writing :

The conclusion of the book was disappointing.

In conclusion , (= finally) I would like to thank ...

If we took this argument to its logical conclusion ...


[ U ] the formal and final arrangement of sth official

SYN completion :

the successful conclusion of a trade treaty


- jump / leap to conclusions | jump / leap to the conclusion that ...

—more at foregone



late Middle English : from Latin conclusio(n-) , from the verb concludere , from con- completely + claudere to shut.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.