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"eventual" in British English

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eventualadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ɪˈven.tju.əl/
C2 happening or ​existing at a ​latertime or at the end, ​especially after a lot of ​effort, ​problems, etc.: The Dukes were the eventual ​winners of the ​competition. Although the ​originalbudget for the ​project was $1 ​billion, the eventual ​cost is ​likely to be 50 ​percenthigher.

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(Definition of eventual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eventual" in American English

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eventualadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪˈven·tʃu·əl/
happening at a ​latertime or as a ​result at the end: The eventual ​cost of the new ​facility has not been ​revealed.
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ɪˈven·tʃu·ə·li/
You ​learn a lot in ​school, but eventually you ​forget most of it.
(Definition of eventual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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