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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·clu·sion /kənˈkluʒən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·clu·sion n.
 1. The last part of anything; close; termination; end.
    A fluorish of trumpets announced the conclusion of the contest.   --Prescott.
 2. Final decision; determination; result.
    And the conclusion is, she shall be thine.   --Shak.
 3. Any inference or result of reasoning.
 4. Logic The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See Syllogism.
    He granted him both the major and minor, but denied him the conclusion.   --Addison.
 5. Drawing of inferences. [Poetic]
 Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes
 And still conclusion.   --Shak.
 6. An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn. [Obs.]
    We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and inoculating.   --Bacon.
 7. Law (a) The end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal ending of an indictment, “against the peace,” etc. (b) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.
 Conclusion to the country Law, the conclusion of a pleading by which a party “puts himself upon the country,” i.e., appeals to the verdict of a jury. --Mozley & W.
 In conclusion. (a) Finally. (b) In short.
 To try conclusions, to make a trial or an experiment.
 Like the famous ape,
 To try conclusions, in the basket creep.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Inference; deduction; result; consequence; end; decision. See Inference.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a position or opinion or judgment reached after
           consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the
           opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into
           account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"
           [syn: decision, determination]
      2: an intuitive assumption; "jump to a conclusion"
      3: the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point
         of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up
         at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of
         the season" [syn: stopping point, finale, finis, finish,
          last, close]
      4: event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the
         ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are
         broadcast it will be the finish of the show" [syn: ending,
          finish] [ant: beginning]
      5: the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the
         proposition that must follow from the major and minor
         premises of a syllogism) [syn: ratiocination]
      6: the act of ending something; "the termination of the
         agreement" [syn: termination, ending]
      7: a final settlement; "the conclusion of a business deal";
         "the conclusion of the peace treaty"
      8: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want
         to say..." [syn: end, close, closing, ending]
      9: the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden
         of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
         [syn: decision, determination]