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Meaning of CONCLUSIVE

Pronunciation:  kun'kloosiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question; "conclusive proof"; "the evidence is conclusive"
  2. [adj]  final and deciding; "the conclusive reason"
  3. [adj]  expressing finality with no implication of possible change; "an absolute (or unequivocal) quarantee to respect the nation's authority"; "inability to make a conclusive (or unequivocal) refusal"
 

CONCLUSIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: absolute, convincing, definitive, determinate, unambiguous, unequivocal, univocal
 
 Antonyms: inconclusive
 
 See Also: decisive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*clu"sive\, a. [Cf. F. conclusif.]
Belonging to a close or termination; decisive; convincing;
putting an end to debate or question; leading to, or
involving, a conclusion or decision.

      Secret reasons . . . equally conclusive for us as they
      were for them.                           --Rogers.

{Conclusive evidence} (Law), that of which, from its nature,
   the law allows no contradiction or explanation.

{Conclusive presumption} (Law), an inference which the law
   makes so peremptorily that it will not allow it to be
   overthrown by any contrary proof, however strong.

Syn: Final; ultimate; unanswerable. See {Final}.

 
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