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English noun: conclusion

1. conclusion (cognition) a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

SamplesA decision unfavorable to the opposition.
His conclusion took the evidence into account.
Satisfied with the panel's determination.

Synonymsdecision, determination

Broader (hypernym)judgement, judgment, mind

Narrower (hyponym)predetermination

2. conclusion (cognition) an intuitive assumption

SamplesJump to a conclusion.

Broader (hypernym)assumption, supposal, supposition

Narrower (hyponym)non sequitur

3. conclusion (time) the temporal end; the concluding time

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymsclose, finale, finis, finish, last, stopping point

Broader (hypernym)end, ending

4. conclusion (event) event whose occurrence ends something

SamplesHis death marked the ending of an era.
When these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show.

Synonymsending, finish

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)defeat, demolition, destruction, end, final result, final stage, foregone conclusion, halt, last, licking, matter of course, omega, outcome, result, resultant, stop, termination, triumph, victory, wipeout, Z


5. conclusion (communication) the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)


Broader (hypernym)proposition

Part holonymmajor term, minor term

Part meronymsyllogism

6. conclusion (act) the act of ending something

SamplesThe termination of the agreement.

Synonymsending, termination

Broader (hypernym)change of state

Narrower (hyponym)abolishment, abolition, abort, abortion, adjournment, breakup, closedown, closing, closing, closure, completion, culmination, deactivation, defusing, demonetisation, demonetization, destruction, devastation, disappearance, discharge, discontinuance, discontinuation, dismissal, dismission, dissolution, dissolution, drug withdrawal, extinction, extinguishing, fade, firing, kill, killing, liberation, liquidation, mop up, overthrow, putting to death, quenching, release, release, relinquishing, relinquishment, retirement, sack, sacking, settlement, shutdown, tone ending, windup, withdrawal

7. conclusion (communication) a final settlement

SamplesThe conclusion of a business deal.
The conclusion of the peace treaty.

Broader (hypernym)settlement

8. conclusion (communication) the last section of a communication

SamplesIn conclusion I want to say....

Synonymsclose, closing, end, ending

Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision

Narrower (hyponym)anticlimax, bathos, coda, epilog, epilog, epilogue, epilogue, finale, peroration

Part meronymaddress, narration, recital, speech, yarn

9. conclusion (act) the act of making up your mind about something

SamplesThe burden of decision was his.
He drew his conclusions quickly.

Synonymsdecision, determination

Broader (hypernym)choice, option, pick, selection

Narrower (hyponym)appointment, assignment, call, casting lots, designation, drawing lots, move, naming, resolution, sortition

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