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Final

Final

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Not to be altered or undone
"The judge's decision is final"
"The arbiter will have the last say"
(2)   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"
(3)   Conclusive in a process or progression
"The final answer"
"A last resort"
"The net result"

noun


(4)   An examination administered at the end of an academic term
(5)   The final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
Wiktonary



Etymology


From < < < ; see fine.

Noun



  1. The ending, the last.
  2. A final examination; a test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class.
  3. The last round, game or match in a contest, after which the winner is determined.
  4. A contest that narrows a field of contestants (finalists) to ranked positions, usually in numbered places (1st place/prize, 2nd place/prize, etc.) or a winner and numbered runners-up (1st runner-up, etc.).

Related terms


Adjective



  1. last; ultimate (e.g. final solution)
  2. word-final, occurring at the end of a word.

Etymology


finale < finalis < finis - end.