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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conclusion  \Con*clu"sion\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  conclusio.  See 
  {Conclude}.] 
  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.  --Wharton. 
 
  {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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conclusion 
  n  1:  a  position  or  opinion  or  judgment  reached  after 
  consideration:  "a  decision  unfavorable  to  the 
  opposition";  "his  conclusion  took  the  evidence  into 
  accout";  "satisfied  with  the  panel's  determination" 
  [syn:  {decision},  {determination}] 
  2:  an  intuitive  assumption;  "jump  to  a  conclusion" 
  3:  the  concluding  time;  "he  awaited  the  grand  finale";  "he 
  stayed  until  the  finish";  "he  left  before  the  conclusion" 
  [syn:  {stopping  point},  {finale},  {finis},  {finish},  {last}, 
  {terminus},  {close}] 
  4:  an  event  whose  occurrence  ends  something  "his  death  marked 
  the  ending  of  an  era"  [syn:  {ending}]  [ant:  {beginning}] 
  5:  the  proposition  that  must  follow  from  the  major  and  minor 
  premises  of  a  syllogism 
  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}] 




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