Meaning of CONCLUSION in English


kənˈklüzhən noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English conclusioun, from Middle French conclusion, from Latin conclusion-, conclusio, from conclusus (past participle of concludere ) + -ion-, -io -ion


a. : a reasoned judgment or an expression of one : inference

haphazard thoughts occupy the place of rational conclusions — Herbert Spencer

b. logic : the necessary consequence of two or more related propositions taken as premises ; especially : the inferred proposition of a syllogism or other form of argument

2. obsolete : purpose , aim

3. : the last part of anything : close , termination , end

at the conclusion of the contest


a. : a final decision or settlement : result , outcome

17th century attempts to solve the longitude problem came to no practical conclusion — S.F.Mason

b. conclusions plural : trial of strength or skill — usually in the phrase try conclusions with

c. : a final summing up (as of a discourse or writing)

d. : the final decision in a law case

e. Scots law : the final clause of a summons revealing the purpose of an action ; also : the action itself

f. : the final speech of counsel to the court or the jury in a law case

g. : the final part of a pleading law expressing willingness to offer proof or to submit the case to the court or the jury

4. obsolete

a. : proposition , problem , riddle

b. : experiment

5. : estoppel

6. : an act or instance of concluding: as

a. : settlement : arrangement especially of an armistice

b. obsolete : the drawing of an inference

7. : the main clause of a conditional sentence — contrasted with condition

8. : a pleader's allegation not sufficient in law because the basic facts warranting the statement are not set forth in the pleading

- in conclusion

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