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English definition of “final”


adjective [not gradable] (LAST)   /ˈfɑɪ·nəl/
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 ).
(Definition of final adjective (LAST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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