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Meaning of FINAL

Pronunciation:  'fInl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an examination administered at the end of an academic term
  2. [n]  the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  3. [adj]  not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say"
  4. [adj]  occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave"
  5. [adj]  conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"
 

FINAL is a 5 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: closing, concluding, final exam, final examination, inalterable, last, net, terminal, ultimate, unalterable
 
 See Also: cup final, elimination tournament, exam, examination, match, test

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fi"nal\, a. [F., fr. L. finalis, fr. finis boundary,
limit, end. See {Finish}.]
1. Pertaining to the end or conclusion; last; terminating;
   ultimate; as, the final day of a school term.

         Yet despair not of his final pardon.  --Milton.

2. Conclusive; decisive; as, a final judgment; the battle of
   Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue.

3. Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the
   purpose or ultimate end in view.

{Final cause}. See under {Cause}.

Syn: {Final}, {Conclusive}, {Ultimate}.

Usage: Final is now appropriated to that which brings with it
       an end; as, a final adjustment; the final judgment,
       etc. Conclusive implies the closing of all discussion,
       negotiation, etc.; as, a conclusive argument or fact;
       a conclusive arrangement. In using ultimate, we have
       always reference to something earlier or proceeding;
       as when we say, a temporary reverse may lead to an
       ultimate triumph. The statements which a man finally
       makes at the close of a negotiation are usually
       conclusive as to his ultimate intentions and designs.

 
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