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final

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈfɑɪ·nəl/ us  

final adjective [not gradable] (LAST)

last: The other team scored twice in the final minute. The recommendation will be sent to the City Council for final approval. infml I’m not coming and that’s final (= I do not want to discuss it any longer).

final

noun [C usually pl]  /ˈfɑɪ·nəl/ us  

final noun [C usually pl] (COMPETITION)

the last in a series of games, races, or competitions: The women’s basketball finals will be on Sunday.
finalist
noun [C]  /ˈfɑɪn·əl·əst/ us  
a finalist for the award
Translations of “final”
in Korean 마지막의…
in Arabic نِهائي…
in French dernier, sans appel…
in Turkish son, final, sonuncu…
in Italian ultimo, finale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最後的,最終的…
in Russian заключительный, окончательный…
in Polish ostatni, ostateczny…
in Spanish final, último, definitivo…
in Portuguese final, último…
in German letzt, endgültig…
in Catalan final, darrer…
in Japanese 最後の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最后的,最终的…
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