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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Latin conclusio, from concludere; CONCLUDE

conclusion

noun
     
con‧clu‧sion S2 W2
1 [countable] something you decide after considering all the information you have [↪ conclude]COLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
come to a conclusion/reach a conclusion (=decide something) draw a conclusion (from something) (=decide something because of information you have) lead to/point to/support the conclusion that (=make you decide that) jump to conclusions (=decide something too quickly, without knowing all the facts) logical conclusion firm conclusion inescapable conclusion (=the conclusion that you must come to)
These are the report's main conclusions.
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.
2 [countable] formal the end or final part of something [= end]
conclusion of
At the conclusion of the meeting, little progress had been made.
3

in conclusion

used in a piece of writing or a speech to show that you are about to finish what you are saying [= finally]:
In conclusion, I would like to say how much I have enjoyed myself today.
4 [uncountable] the final arrangement of an agreement, a business deal etc
conclusion of
the conclusion of a peace treaty
5

be a foregone conclusion

to be certain to happen, even though it has not yet officially happened:
The outcome of the battle was a foregone conclusion.

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