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

 ul·ti·mate /ˈʌltəmət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ul·ti·mate a.
 1. Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final.
    My harbor, and my ultimate repose.   --Milton.
    Many actions apt to procure fame are not conductive to this our ultimate happiness.   --Addison.
 2. Last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final.
    Those ultimate truths and those universal laws of thought which we can not rationally contradict.   --Coleridge.
 3. Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate particle; an ultimate constituent of matter.
 Ultimate analysis Chem., organic analysis. See under Organic.
 Ultimate belief. See under Belief.
 Ultimate ratio Math., the limiting value of a ratio, or that toward which a series tends, and which it does not pass.
 Syn: -- Final; conclusive. See Final.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ul·ti·mate v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Ultimated p. pr. & vb. n. Ultimating.]
 1. To come or bring to an end or issue; to eventuate; to end. [R.]
 2. To come or bring into use or practice. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme;
             "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question";
             "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult";
             "one's ultimate goal in life" [ant: proximate]
      2: being the last or concluding element of a series; "the
         ultimate sonata of that opus"; "a distinction between the
         verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the
         stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable"
      3: being the ultimate or elemental constituents of anything;
         "the elemental stuff of...out of which the many forms of
         life have been molded"- Jack London; "the ultimate
         ingredients of matter"; "his proposal is elegantly simple"
         [syn: elemental]