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Conclusion


CONCLUSION, noun [Latin]

1. End; close; the last part; as the conclusion of an address.

2. The close of an argument, debate or reasoning; inference that ends the discussion; final result.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13.

3. Determination; final decision.

After long debate, the house of commons came to this conclusion

4. Consequence; inference; that which is collected or drawn from premises; particular deduction from propositions, facts, experience, or reasoning.

5. The event of experiments; experiment.

We practice all conclusions of grafting and inoculating. [Not used.]

6. Confinement of the thoughts; silence. [Not used.]