conclusion

conclusion
noun
1 (C) something you decide after considering all the information you have: These are the report's main conclusions.
(+ that): Becky came to the conclusion that he must have forgotten. | lead to/point to/support the conclusion (that): All the evidence pointed to the conclusion that he was guilty. | draw a conclusion: From these facts we can draw some conclusions about how the pyramids were built. | jump to conclusions (=decide that something is true too quickly, without knowing all the facts): Don't jump to conclusions - just because they're late doesn't mean they've had an accident!
2 (C) the end or final part of something: I found the conclusion of his book very interesting.
3 in conclusion used in a piece of writing or a speech to show that you are about to finish what you are saying: In conclusion, I would like to say how much I have enjoyed myself today.
4 (U) the final arrangement of something such as a business deal
(+ of): 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.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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