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A conclusion is the last part of something, its end or result. When you write a paper, you always end by summing up your arguments and drawing a conclusion about what you've been writing about.

The phrase in conclusion means "finally, to sum up," and is used to introduce some final comments at the end of a speech or piece of writing. The phrase jump to conclusions means "to come to a judgment without enough evidence." A foregone conclusion is an outcome that seems certain.

  • noun a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration “his conclusion took the evidence into account” synonyms: decision , determination , verdict see more see less types: predetermination a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something type of: judgement , judgment , mind an opinion formed by judging something
  • noun the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism) synonyms: ratiocination see more see less type of: proposition (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
  • noun an intuitive assumption “jump to a conclusion ” see more see less types: non sequitur (logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises type of: assumption , supposal , supposition a hypothesis that is taken for granted
  • noun the act of making up your mind about something “he drew his conclusions quickly” synonyms: decision , determination see more see less types: show 12 types... hide 12 types... appointment , assignment , designation , naming the act of putting a person into a non-elective position call (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee move the act of deciding to do something casting lots , drawing lots , sortition making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn resolution a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner nomination the act of officially naming a candidate co-optation , co-option the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent) delegacy the appointment of a delegate ordinance , ordination the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders recognition designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body demarche a move or step or maneuver in political or diplomatic affairs maneuver , manoeuvre , tactical maneuver , tactical manoeuvre a move made to gain a tactical end type of: choice , option , pick , selection the act of choosing or selecting
  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time synonyms: close , finale , finis , finish , last , stopping point see more see less type of: end , ending the point in time at which something ends
  • noun the act of ending something synonyms: ending , termination see more see less types: show 84 types... hide 84 types... abort the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed demonetisation , demonetization ending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country release , tone ending (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone closing , completion , culmination , mop up , windup a concluding action retirement withdrawal from your position or occupation relinquishing , relinquishment the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc. breakup , dissolution the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations) overthrow the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force) adjournment , dissolution the termination of a meeting discharge , dismissal , dismission , firing , liberation , release , sack , sacking the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) destruction , devastation the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists kill , killing , putting to death the act of terminating a life abolishment , abolition the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) liquidation , settlement termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities drug withdrawal , withdrawal the termination of drug taking closedown , closing , closure , shutdown termination of operations extinction , extinguishing , quenching the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning disappearance , fade gradually ceasing to be visible abortion termination of pregnancy deactivation , defusing the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb) discontinuance , discontinuation the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent) consummation the act of bringing to completion or fruition consummation the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse superannuation the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension) finish , finishing the act of finishing finalisation , finalization the act of finalizing follow-through carrying some project or intention to full completion follow-through the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion graduation the successful completion of a program of study hibernation the act of retiring into inactivity rustication the action of retiring to and living in the country ceding , cession the act of ceding handover act of relinquishing property or authority etc discharge , release , waiver a formal written statement of relinquishment splitsville separation or breakup or divorce subversion , subversive activity the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government conge , congee an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal removal dismissal from office disaster an act that has disastrous consequences kill the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile laying waste , ruin , ruination , ruining , wrecking destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined demolishing , leveling , razing , tearing down complete destruction of a building annihilation , obliteration destruction by annihilating something decimation the destruction or killing of a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot) coup de grace , deathblow the blow that kills (usually mercifully) death the act of killing euthanasia , mercy killing the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness) homicide the killing of a human being by another human being despatch , dispatch killing a person or animal fell the act of felling something (as a tree) self-annihilation , self-destruction , suicide the act of killing yourself self-destruction the act of destroying yourself slaughter the killing of animals (as for food) poisoning the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill asphyxiation , suffocation killing by depriving of oxygen ritual killing , sacrifice the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity electrocution killing by electric shock beheading , decapitation killing by cutting off the head viatical settlement , viaticus settlement sale of an insurance policy by a terminally ill policy holder cold turkey complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent plant closing act of shutting down operation of a plant bank closing act of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure layoff the act of laying off an employee or a work force miscarriage , spontaneous abortion , stillbirth a natural loss of the products of conception induced abortion a deliberate termination of pregnancy deactivation , inactivation breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges) honorable discharge a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record dishonorable discharge a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder) Section Eight a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable neutralisation , neutralization (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation) disfranchisement the discontinuation of rights; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote disinheritance the act by a donor that terminates the right of a person to inherit phase-out the act or instance of a planned discontinuation prorogation discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it annulment , invalidation (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc) sabotage a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged extermination , liquidation the act of exterminating genocide , race murder , racial extermination systematic killing of a racial or cultural group holocaust an act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire) demolition the act of demolishing spoliation (law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence hooliganism , malicious mischief , vandalism willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others dismount the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.) explosion , plosion the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant type of: change of state the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
  • noun event whose occurrence ends something synonyms: ending , finish see more see less Antonyms: beginning the event consisting of the start of something types: show 47 types... hide 47 types... end , final stage , last the concluding parts of an event or occurrence final result , outcome , result , resultant , termination something that results foregone conclusion , matter of course an inevitable ending demolition , destruction , wipeout an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something Z , omega the ending of a series or sequence halt , kibosh , stop the event of something ending triumph , victory a successful ending of a struggle or contest defeat , licking an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest end game , endgame the final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board end game , endgame the final stages of an extended process of negotiation homestretch the end of an enterprise passing the end of something denouement the outcome of a complex sequence of events deal the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement) decision the outcome of a game or contest decision (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred aftermath , consequence the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual just deserts , poetic justice an outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically) separation the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal) sequel , subsequence something that follows something else worst the least favorable outcome annihilation , disintegration total destruction eradication , obliteration the complete destruction of every trace of something depredation , ravage (usually plural) a destructive action razing , wrecking the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled ruin , ruination an event that results in destruction rack , wrack the destruction or collapse of something win a victory (as in a race or other competition) cessation , surcease a stopping stand , standstill , tie-up an interruption of normal activity fall , pin when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat independence the successful ending of the American Revolution landslide an overwhelming electoral victory last laugh ultimate success achieved after a near failure (inspired by the saying `he laughs best who laughs last') Pyrrhic victory a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses slam , sweep winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge checkmate complete victory blowout , laugher , romp , runaway , shoo-in , walkaway an easy victory service break a tennis game won on the opponent's service walk-in , waltz an assured victory (especially in an election) heartbreaker a narrow defeat or a defeat at the last minute lurch a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage) rout an overwhelming defeat shutout , skunk a defeat in a game where one side fails to score debacle , drubbing , slaughter , thrashing , trouncing , walloping , whipping a sound defeat waterloo a final crushing defeat whitewash a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score type of: happening , natural event , occurrence , occurrent an event that happens
  • noun a final settlement “the conclusion of a business deal” “the conclusion of the peace treaty” see more see less type of: settlement a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
  • noun the last section of a communication “in conclusion I want to say...” synonyms: close , closing , end , ending see more see less types: show 5 types... hide 5 types... anticlimax , bathos a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one afterword , epilog , epilogue a short section added at the end of a literary work epilog , epilogue a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play peroration (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration coda , finale the closing section of a musical composition type of: section , subdivision a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

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Conclusions could also show the results of something. Think about a science experiment. After you conduct the research, you gather all of the results. Once the results are gathered, then you ask what the data or information shows. Once you decide what the data shows, then this means you have come to a conclusion or a final result.

Since your conclusion is at the very end, it is the very last part that the reader or listener will hear or see. The conclusion is your final thoughts and words on the subject of which you are speaking. It reminds the audience or reader of your argument and main points. More importantly, the conclusion is your chance to convince your audience or make them passionate about your topic by making them feel something.

In writing, conclusions can come at the end of main, supporting points. These conclusions are usually a sentence at the end of a paragraph. These sentence conclusions summarize the point being made in the paragraph. Another kind of conclusion comes at the very end of a paper or essay. This conclusion is usually a paragraph in length (3-5 sentences) and it wraps up the entire paper. The conclusion at the end of the paper reminds the reader of all of the main points and it reminds the reader what they should be thinking about when considering the topic given. Sentence conclusions and final conclusions both summarize.

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Stories can have conclusions too. We usually think of conclusions in stories as the ending. While the conclusion usually makes us feel good because the story is complete, the conclusion does not always have to be happy or solve all the problems in the book. Regardless, the conclusion is the ending of a story.

You might recognize a conclusion by a clear transition phrase that notes the beginning of a conclusion. Some common transitions for conclusions include:

A conclusion also means that you need to completely form an opinion about a topic by thinking about information and making decisions about the topic. Forming an opinion means that you are drawing conclusions from information. Imagine that you want to go get food from a restaurant. When you get to the restaurant, you see that the parking lot is empty and there are no cars around. You can see through the windows that the lights are off. From these two pieces of information, you can draw the conclusion that the restaurant is closed.

You can think of conclusions in two different ways. In writing, a conclusion is a summary of the main point(s) or the argument overall. These conclusions in writing are meant to remind the reader of what they should have learned as they read. In terms of thinking, conclusions are decisions and opinions we form after thinking logically about information.

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