conclusion

conclusion
con|clu|sion
W2S2 [kənˈklu:ʒən] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : French; Origin: Latin conclusio, from concludere; CONCLUDE]
1.)
something you decide after considering all the information you have
→↑conclude
These are the report's main conclusions.
conclusion (that)
I soon came to the conclusion that she was lying.
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.) 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.) [U]
the final arrangement of an agreement, a business deal etc
conclusion of
celebrating 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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COLLOCATES for sense 1
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)
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