Conclusion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kənˈkluːʒn|  American pronunciation of the word conclusion
Brit.  |kənˈkluːʒ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word conclusion


- a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration (syn: decision, determination)
his conclusion took the evidence into account
- an intuitive assumption
jump to a conclusion
- the temporal end; the concluding time (syn: close, finale, finis, finish, last)
- event whose occurrence ends something (syn: ending, finish)
- the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism) (syn: ratiocination)
- the act of ending something (syn: ending, termination)
- a final settlement
the conclusion of a business deal
the conclusion of the peace treaty
- the last section of a communication (syn: close, closing, end, ending)
in conclusion I want to say...
- the act of making up your mind about something (syn: decision, determination)
he drew his conclusions quickly

Extra examples

The evidence does not support the report's conclusions.

The evidence points to the inescapable conclusion that she was negligent.

The logical conclusion is that she was negligent.

What led you to that conclusion?

They haven't yet arrived at a conclusion.

The case was finally brought to conclusion last week.

These are the report's main conclusions.

I soon came to the conclusion that she was lying.

It is still too early to reach a conclusion on this point.

There are perhaps two main conclusions to be drawn from the above discussion.

All the evidence pointed to the conclusion that he was guilty.

It's important not to jump to conclusions.

The police came to the inescapable conclusion that the children had been murdered.

At the conclusion of the meeting, little progress had been made.

Your conclusion may turn out to be accurate, but you're postulating a lot of ifs

Word forms

singular: conclusion
plural: conclusions
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