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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ultimate  \Ul"ti*mate\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ultimated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Ultimating}.] 
  1.  To  come  or  bring  to  an  end  to  eventuate;  to  end  [R.] 
  2.  To  come  or  bring  into  use  or  practice.  [R.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ultimate  \Ul"ti*mate\,  a.  [LL.  ultimatus  last  extreme,  fr  L. 
  ultimare  to  come  to  an  end  fr  ultimus  the  farthest,  last 
  superl.  from  the  same  source  as  ulterior.  See  {Ulterior},  and 
  cf  {Ultimatum}.] 
  1.  Farthest;  most  remote  in  space  or  time;  extreme;  last 
  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. 
  3.  Incapable  of  further  analysis;  incapable  of  further 
  division  or  separation;  constituent;  elemental;  as  an 
  ultimate  constituent  of  matter. 
  {Ultimate  analysis}  (Chem.),  organic  analysis.  See  under 
  {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 
  Syn:  Final;  conclusive.  See  {Final}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Analysis  \A*nal"y*sis\,  n.;  pl  {Analyses}.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  to 
  unloose,  to  dissolve,  to  resolve  into  its  elements;  ?  up  +  ? 
  to  loose.  See  {Loose}.] 
  1.  A  resolution  of  anything  whether  an  object  of  the  senses 
  or  of  the  intellect,  into  its  constituent  or  original 
  elements;  an  examination  of  the  component  parts  of  a 
  subject,  each  separately,  as  the  words  which  compose  a 
  sentence,  the  tones  of  a  tune,  or  the  simple  propositions 
  which  enter  into  an  argument.  It  is  opposed  to 
  2.  (Chem.)  The  separation  of  a  compound  substance,  by 
  chemical  processes,  into  its  constituents,  with  a  view  to 
  ascertain  either  a  what  elements  it  contains,  or  b  how 
  much  of  each  element  is  present.  The  former  is  called 
  {qualitative},  and  the  latter  {quantitative  analysis}. 
  3.  (Logic)  The  tracing  of  things  to  their  source,  and  the 
  resolving  of  knowledge  into  its  original  principles. 
  4.  (Math.)  The  resolving  of  problems  by  reducing  the 
  conditions  that  are  in  them  to  equations. 
  a  A  syllabus,  or  table  of  the  principal  heads  of  a 
  discourse,  disposed  in  their  natural  order 
  b  A  brief,  methodical  illustration  of  the  principles  of 
  a  science.  In  this  sense  it  is  nearly  synonymous  with 
  6.  (Nat.  Hist.)  The  process  of  ascertaining  the  name  of  a 
  species,  or  its  place  in  a  system  of  classification,  by 
  means  of  an  analytical  table  or  key. 
  {Ultimate},  {Proximate},  {Qualitative},  {Quantitative},  and 
  {Volumetric  analysis}.  (Chem.)  See  under  {Ultimate}, 
  {Proximate},  {Qualitative},  etc 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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"  [syn:  {elemental}] 

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