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final

2 noun
     
final2 [countable]
1 the last and most important game, race, or set of games in a competition
be through to/reach the final
He's through to the men's tennis final for the first time.
the finals (=the last few games or races in a competition)
the NBA finals
2

finals

[plural] British English the set of examinations that students take at the end of their time at university [= final exams]
sit/take your finals
Anna sat her finals last summer.
3 American English an important test that you take at the end of a particular class in high school or college

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