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Definition of 'conclusion'


  1. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"
       Synonyms: decision determination
  2. an intuitive assumption; "jump to a conclusion"
  3. the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season"
       Synonyms: stopping point finale finis finish last close
  4. event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
       Synonyms: ending finish
       Antonyms: beginning
  5. the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
       Synonyms: ratiocination
  6. the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
       Synonyms: termination ending
  7. a final settlement; "the conclusion of a business deal"; "the conclusion of the peace treaty"
  8. the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
       Synonyms: end close closing ending
  9. the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
       Synonyms: decision determination

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