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Final Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    final adj
  1. occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave" [syn: concluding, last, terminal]
  2. conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result" [syn: last, net]
  3. not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say" [syn: last] n
  4. the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  5. an examination administered at the end of an academic term [syn: final examination, final exam]
Final Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Final \Fi"nal\, a. [F., fr. L. finalis, fr. finis boundary, limit, end. See Finish.]
  1. Pertaining to the end or conclusion; last; terminating; ultimate; as, the final day of a school term. Yet despair not of his final pardon. --Milton.
  2. Conclusive; decisive; as, a final judgment; the battle of Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue.
  3. Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view. Final cause. See under Cause. Syn: Final, Conclusive, Ultimate. Usage: Final is now appropriated to that which brings with it an end; as, a final adjustment; the final judgment, etc. Conclusive implies the closing of all discussion, negotiation, etc.; as, a conclusive argument or fact; a conclusive arrangement. In using ultimate, we have always reference to something earlier or proceeding; as when we say, a temporary reverse may lead to an ultimate triumph. The statements which a man finally makes at the close of a negotiation are usually conclusive as to his ultimate intentions and designs.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Final'


  • Final: Final or The Final may refer to: Final (competition), the last or championship round of a match, game, or other contest. Final (Java), a ...
  • FA Cup Final: The FA Cup Final, commonly referred to in England as just the Cup Final is the last match in the Football Association Challenge Cup . ...
  • NBA Finals: The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the conclusion of the sport's postseason each ...
  • Final (competition): The final of a competition is the match or round in which the winner of the entire event is decided. the final is usually played between ...

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* The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

* Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. - Dwight D Eisenhower

* I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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