conclusion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “conclusion” in the English Dictionary

"conclusion" in British English

See all translations


uk   us   /kənˈkluː.ʒən/

conclusion noun (LAST PART)

C2 [C] the ​finalpart of something: Be ​careful not to ​introduce new ​ideas in the conclusion of ​ conclusion formal B2 finally: In conclusion, I would like to ​thankourguestspeaker.
More examples

conclusion noun (AGREEMENT)

[U] the ​act of ​arranging or ​agreeing something ​formally: the conclusion of the ​deal/​treaty

conclusion noun (JUDGMENT)

B1 [C] the ​opinion you have after ​considering all the ​information about something: Did you come to/​reach/​draw any conclusions at the ​meeting this ​morning? [+ that] At first I ​thought he was a ​bitshy, but I've come to the conclusion that he's ​simplyunfriendly!
(Definition of conclusion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conclusion" in American English

See all translations

conclusionnoun [C]

 us   /kənˈklu·ʒən/

conclusion noun [C] (JUDGMENT)

a ​decision made after a lot of ​consideration: Dr. Gille couldn’t ​reach any conclusions ​based on the ​symptoms I ​described. [+ that clause] We came to the conclusion that someone was not ​telling the ​truth.

conclusion noun [C] (END)

the last ​part of something: The novel’s conclusion is ​disappointing.
(Definition of conclusion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"conclusion" in Business English

See all translations


uk   us   /kənˈkluːʒən/
[C] a decision or ​judgment that is made after careful ​thought: The ​findings and conclusions of the ​report are simply guidelines, not ​rulings.reach/come to/draw a conclusion Information is gathered into a ​profile and ​analyticalsoftwaredraws conclusions about the customer's likely ​interests.come to the conclusion that The new ​boss soon came to the conclusion that the German ​company could ​turn round the ​ailing British ​subsidiary.
[S] the end of a ​meeting, a speech, a ​performance, etc.: Unions called for a conclusion of the ​negotiations by the end of the week. The United ​Statestraderepresentative, speaking at the conclusion of the ​talks on Wednesday, made it ​clear that the two countries still had significant differences on these ​issues.
[S or U] the fact of something being ​arranged or ​agreedformally: This latest ​development has ​removed a ​major obstacle to the conclusion of the ​deal.
in conclusion formal said or written when you are ​ending a speech, ​report, etc.: I want to re-emphasise in conclusion my ​commitment to the new ​climate of ​partnership in this country. In conclusion, it seems that the ​increasingincidence of ​auditcommittees has not ​restoredconfidence in ​financialreporting.
(Definition of conclusion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conclusion”
in Arabic استِنتاج…
in Korean 결론…
in Portuguese conclusão…
in Catalan conclusió…
in Japanese 結論…
in Chinese (Simplified) 结局, 结尾, 结果…
in Turkish sonuç, nihai son, son…
in Russian заключение, вывод, завершение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 結局, 結尾, 結果…
in Italian conclusione…
in Polish wniosek, zakończenie…
What is the pronunciation of conclusion?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“conclusion” in American English

“conclusion” in Business English

Word of the Day


a large group of soldiers who form a part of an army, especially the ancient Roman army

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

conversational user interface noun
conversational user interface noun
November 30, 2015
a computer interface that provides information to users in normal, conversational speech in response to spoken requests Nearly every major tech company—from Amazon to Intel to Microsoft to Google—is chasing the sort of conversational user interface that Kaplan and his colleagues at PARC imagined decades ago.

Read More