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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: éventuel, from Latin eventus 'what happens in the end'; EVENT

eventual

adjective
     
e‧ven‧tu‧al [only before noun]
happening at the end of a long period of time or after a lot of other things have happened:
Sweden were the eventual winners of the tournament.
Both sides were happy with the eventual outcome of the talks.

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