Meaning of “conclusion” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /kənˈkluːʒən/

B1 the opinion you have after considering all the information about something:

I've come to the conclusion that we'll have to sell the car.

More examples

  • a logical conclusion
  • I came to the conclusion that I wasn't wanted.
  • He's come to the conclusion that there's nothing he can do about it.
  • I've come to the conclusion that this is a complete waste of time.
  • So you thought I was leaving, did you? What led you to that conclusion?
END [ C ]

the final part of something:

the dramatic conclusion of the film
The case should finally be brought to a conclusion (= end) this week.
in conclusion

B2 used to introduce the last part of a speech or piece of writing:

In conclusion, I would like to thank our guest speaker.

the process of arranging or agreeing something formally:

the conclusion of peace talks

(Definition of “conclusion” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)