Conclusively



[kuh n-kloo-siv] /kənˈklu sɪv/

adjective
1.
serving to settle or decide a question; decisive; convincing:
conclusive evidence.
2.
tending to terminate; closing.
/kənˈkluːsɪv/
adjective
1.
putting an end to doubt; decisive; final
2.
approaching or involving an end or conclusion
adv.

1550s, “in conclusion,” from conclusive + -ly (2). Meaning “decisively” is recorded from 1748.
adj.

1610s, “occurring at the end,” from French conclusif, from Late Latin conclusivus, from conclus-, past participle stem of concludere (see conclude). Meaning “definitive, decisive, convincing” (putting an end to debate) is from 1640s. Related: Conclusiveness.

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