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Conclusion appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Dr. Johnson and Mr. Johnson, after great consideration, came to the conclusion that the Indian nation beyond the Indian Ocean is back in education because the chief occupation is cultivation.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun conclusion:


Conclusion is a member of the word family conclude, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun conclusion

What does conclusion mean as a name of something?

Conclusion is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: conclusions

  1. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
  2. an intuitive assumption
  3. the temporal end; the concluding time
  4. event whose occurrence ends something
  5. the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of conclusion: ratiocination
    • more generic word: proposition = a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
    • part of: syllogism = deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
    • parts:
      • major term = the term in a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion
      • minor term = the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion
  6. the act of ending something
  7. a final settlement
    • examples: the conclusion of a business deal | the conclusion of the peace treaty
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: settlement = a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
  8. the last section of a communication
    • example: in conclusion I want to say...
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of conclusion: close / closing / end / ending
    • more generic words: section / subdivision = a self-contained part of a larger composition
    • more specific words:
      • anticlimax / bathos = a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
      • epilogue / epilog = a short passage added at the end of a literary work
      • epilogue / epilog = a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
      • peroration = the concluding section of an oration
      • finale / coda = the closing section of a musical composition
    • part of: narration / recital / yarn = the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; address / speech = the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
  9. the act of making up your mind about something

Alternative definition of the noun conclusion


  1. The end, finish, close or last part of something.
  2. The outcome or result of a process or act.
  3. A decision reached after careful thought.
  4. [logic] In a syllogism, the proposition that follows as a necessary consequence of the premises.


  1. "Conclusion" is an album by the U.K punk rock band Conflict. It was recorded in Alaska and released in December 1993 by Mortarhate Records. The album was among their most high profile and successful releases.
  2. "Conclusion" is a musical album of CH District.
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  3. "Conclusion" is a musical single of Crash Guard.
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  4. "Conclusion" is a musical album of Jan Lundgren.
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  5. "conclusion" is a composition, cataloged instance.
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"Conclusion" is a 2013 short experimental film written and directed by Edson Lima.


  1. Conclusion: In music, the conclusion is the ending of a composition and may take the form of a coda or outro.
  2. Conclusion: In a non-fiction book, a Conclusion is an ending section which states the concluding ideas and concepts of the preceding writing. This generally follows the body or perhaps a Afterword, and the conclusion may be followed by an Epilogue, Outro, Postscript, Appendix/Addendum, Glossary, Bibliography, Index, Errata, or a Colophon.

Phrases with Conclusion

  1. conclusion of law
  2. in conclusion
  3. foregone conclusion

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Conclusion

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Google previewRural Infrastructure from a World Bank Perspective (1999)

A Knowledge Management Framework by Louis Y. Pouliquen

The first conclusion is that central governments have played, and continue to play , a significant role in almost all World Bank−financed operations. The role of central government is related to policy formulation, and even more importantly to the ...

Google previewHistorical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country (2016)

by Stanley W. Trimble

The second conclusion is that while geography may not be a determinant, it is a powerful context within which people act. Most settlers of the Hill Country were not wanton exploiters of the land. Rather, they tended to be careful farmers who did ...

Google previewThe Moral Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe (2016)

by Luke Gormally, David Albert Jones, Roger Teichmann

the first two, 'the conclusion is “said” by the mind which infers it', whereas in the third 'the conclusion is an action...

syllogism proper concludes in an action The conclusion is the action and not merely a proposition when the premises are in ...

Google previewThe Law and Regulation of Franchising in the EU (2013)

by Mark Abell

The first conclusion is that although franchising is a specific, distinct and uniform type of commercial activity with a positive influence in the EU which stimulates economic activity by improving distribution, giving business increased access to ...

Google previewThe Distorted World of Soviet-Type Economies (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jan Winiecki

The first conclusion is that deviations from what is regarded as normal within the framework of Western economic rationality result in efficiency-reducing distortions, generating the type of output growth that to quite a large extent feeds upon ...

Google previewHandbook of Economic Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs (1998)

by David R. Holtgrave

Therefore, our first conclusion is that discounting may be very relevant in economic evaluations of AIDS prevention, but that the majority of prior studies have neglected to consider discounting. It is very important that authors explicitly state the ...

Google previewScience and Technology of Building Seals, Sealants, Glazing and Waterproofing (1999)

by Jerome M. Klosowski

The general conclusion is that it takes no less than 1000 hours in the machine to equal one year in South Florida in the full sun. These are with static samples. It is certain that the user of lab tests and the user of sealant specifications wanting ...

Google previewThe Organon, or logical treatises (1853)

with the introd. of Porphyry by Aristoteles

It sometimes occurs indeed, that the first is predicated of the middle, but the middle not of the third, as if wisdom is science, but wisdom is of2 good, the conclusion is that science is of good: hence good is not wisdom, but wisdom is science.

Google previewThe Organon (1853)

by Aristotle, Porphyry

It sometimes occurs indeed, that the first is predicated of the middle, but the middle not of the third, as if wisdom is science, but wisdom is of2 good, the conclusion is that science is of good: hence good is not wisdom, but wisdom is science.

Google previewLosing Ground (2008)

American Social Policy, 1950-1980, 10th Anniversary Edition by Charles Murray

The first conclusion is that transfers are inherently treacherous. They can be useful; they can be needed; they can be justified. But we should approach them as a good physician uses a dangerous drug—not at all if possible, and no more than ...

Google previewLingua Ex Machina (2001)

Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the Human Brain by William H. Calvin, Derek Bickerton

The alternative conclusion is that the ...

Google previewBiblical Economics (2002)

by Archer Torrey, Jane Grey Torrey

The author's conclusion is that a definite system of economics is laid down in the Law and that, while it was ignored by many of the kings, it was returned to by others and consistently pushed by the prophets and by the early Christians.

Google previewPractical Aspects of Urinary Incontinence (2012)

by Frans M. J. Debruyne, Ph.E.V.A. van Kerrebroeck

The conclusion is that extensive training ...

Google previewOntology Learning and Population from Text (2006)

Algorithms, Evaluation and Applications by Philipp Cimiano

Our conclusion is that the conditional probability performs better than other measures such as PMI or a x2-test. We have so far conducted experiments on the Genia corpus and ontology. In general, we have also observed that it seems quite ...

Google previewHandbook of the Psychology of Science (2012)

by Gregory J. Feist, PhD, Michael E. Gorman, PhD

The conclusion is that membership in a group where the group leader, on average, rated LMX highly is conducive to creativity in ...

Google previewSidgwickian Ethics (2011)

by David Phillips

And this conditional can be part of two arguments: a modus ponens version whose conclusion is that the cosmos of duty is reduced to a chaos, and a modus tollens version whose conclusion is that the world is morally governed. Mackie of ...

Google previewHealthcare Information Management Systems (2013)

Cases, Strategies, and Solutions by Marion J. Ball, Charlotte A. Weaver, Joan M. Kiel, Donald W. Simborg, Judith V. Douglas, James W. Albright

The general conclusion is that generic measures perform as well as condition- specific measures in explaining functional outcomes, while having the advantage of being universally applicable. The advantage seen by many in disease-specific ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (2007)

by Thomas A. Schwandt

INFERENCE 147 defined as working from the data of specific cases to a more general conclusion. This understanding of inductive analysis, however, is by no means unique to qualitative work—much of probability theory and statistics is part of ...

Google previewNGOS, the New Lexicon of Health Care (2005)

by Asok Kumar Sarkar

Conclusion. The emphasis on the concept of Welfare State' was a post-Second World War phenomenon in the developed and developing countries in order to mitigate social and economic crisis in terms of mass unemployment, fall in ...

Google previewAfricaís Anthropological Dictionary on Love and Understanding (2013)

Marriage and the Tensions of Belonging in Cameroon by Fossungu, Peter Ateh-Afac

Conclusion. Now that some light has been lit and is shining on the darkness the apparatchiks must surely begin to see the issues differently and, hopefully, come out openly. The concerned Africans thus have the choice: they must have to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008)

by Gilbert Reyes, Jon D. Elhai, Julian D. Ford

CONCLUSION. There are several excellent sourcebooks for information about psychological trauma and PTSD, including several comprehensive handbooks published in the past 10 years. However, none of these books is organized to ...

Google previewTypological Changes in the Lexicon (2011)

Analytic Tendencies in English Noun Formation by Alexander Haselow

Conclusion. 1. The point of departure The point of departure of the present corpus-based study on the development of derivational suffixes was the loss of inflections in English and the question if the reductions in the use of bound morphemes ...

Google previewSymmetry Breaking in Syntax and the Lexicon (2014)

by Leah S. Bauke

Conclusion. Starting from the assumption that Merge is an operation that can apply freely in narrow syntax, this study investigates structures that are created by this unconstrained form of Merge and analyzes in particular those constructions ...

Google previewLexicon on Geography of Development (2005)

by Saroj Kumar Pal

CONCLUSION. This book has been about the "development" of underdevelopment and in that way it opens the way to the ideology which includes the "Countries of the South", known also as the less developed and developing countries, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

A falsely drawn negative conclusion; in diagnostic tests it is a conclusion that a person does not have the disease or condition being tested, when they actually do. Compare FALSE POSITIVE.

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Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience. (Roger Bacon)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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