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conclusionnoun

uk   /kənˈkluː.ʒən/  us   /kənˈkluː.ʒən/
  • conclusion noun (LAST PART)

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

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  • conclusion noun (AGREEMENT)

[U] the ​act of ​arranging or ​agreeing something ​formally: the conclusion of the ​deal/​treaty
(Definition of conclusion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conclusion" in American English

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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

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conclusionnoun

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…
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“conclusion” in American English

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