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English definition of “final”

final

adjective uk   /ˈfaɪ.nəl/ us  
A2 last: a final warning/offer the final chapters of a book the final years The game is in its final stages. in the final analysis used when you are talking about what is most important or true in a situation: In the final analysis, it is the drug companies that are going to profit from this policy. that's final used to show that you are certain you will not change your decision about something: It's no use begging me - I'm not coming and that's final.

final

noun uk   /ˈfaɪ.nəl/ us  

final noun (COMPETITION)

B1 [C] the last in a series of games, races, or competitions, usually the one in which the winner is chosen: Last year we got through to the final. The men's basketball final will be on Sunday. the finals [plural] the last set of games in a competition: Do you think Scotland will qualify for the European Championship finals?

final noun (EXAM)

finals [plural] UK the exams taken at the end of a university or college course: I'm taking my finals in June. The finals results have gone up on the noticeboard. [C] US (also final exam) a test taken on a subject at the end of a school year or college course: The final exam for this class will be on 21 May. When is your chemistry/French/algebra final?
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