1. [syn: last, lastly, in conclusion, finally]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Conclusion \Con*clu"sion\, n. [F., fr. L. conclusio. See
1. The last part of anything; close; termination; end.
A fluorish of trumpets announced the conclusion of
the contest. --Prescott.
2. Final decision; determination; result.
And the conclusion is, she shall be thine. --Shak.
3. Any inference or result of reasoning.
4. (Logic) The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the
necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two
related propositions called premises. See Syllogism.
He granted him both the major and minor, but denied
him the conclusion. --Addison.
5. Drawing of inferences. [Poetic]
Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes
And still conclusion. --Shak.
6. An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be
We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and
(a) The end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal
ending of an indictment, "against the peace," etc.
(b) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a
particular position. --Wharton.
Conclusion to the country (Law), the conclusion of a
pleading by which a party "puts himself upon the country,"
i.e., appeals to the verdict of a jury. --Mozley & W.
(b) In short.
To try conclusions, to make a trial or an experiment.
Like the famous ape,
To try conclusions, in the basket creep. --Shak.
Syn: Inference; deduction; result; consequence; end;
decision. See Inference.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: the item at the end; "last, I'll discuss family values"
[syn: last, lastly, in conclusion, finally]