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

 fi·nal /ˈfaɪnḷ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fi·nal a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: concluding, last, terminal]
      2: conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer";
         "a last resort"; "the net result" [syn: last, net]
      3: not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is
         final"; "the arbiter will have the last say" [syn: last]
      n 1: the final match between the winners of all previous matches
           in an elimination tournament
      2: an examination administered at the end of an academic term
         [syn: final examination, final exam]