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finaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈfɑɪ·nəl/

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).

finalnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈfɑɪ·nəl/

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]  us   /ˈfɑɪn·əl·əst/
a finalist for the award
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