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eventualadjective [before noun]

uk   /ɪˈven.tʃu.əl/  us   /ɪˈven.tʃu.əl/
C2 happening or existing at a later time or at the end, especially after a lot of effort, problems, etc.: The Dukes were the eventual winners of the competition. Although the original budget for the project was $1 billion, the eventual cost is likely to be 50 percent higher.

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eventualadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪˈven·tʃu·əl/
happening at a later time or as a result at the end: The eventual cost of the new facility has not been revealed.
eventually
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ɪˈven·tʃu·ə·li/
You learn a lot in school, but eventually you forget most of it.
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