Final



[fahyn-l] /ˈfaɪn l/

adjective
1.
pertaining to or coming at the end; last in place, order, or time:
the final meeting of the year.
2.
ultimate:
The final goal is world peace.
3.
conclusive or decisive:
a final decision.
4.
constituting the end or purpose:
a final result.
5.
pertaining to or expressing the end or purpose:
a final clause.
6.
Law.

7.
Phonetics. occurring at the end of a word or syllable, as the (t) sound in bit or bite.
noun
8.
that which is last; that which forms an end or termination.
9.
Often, finals.

10.
the last edition of a newspaper published on any day.
11.
Music. the tonic note of a church mode.
/ˈfaɪnəl/
adjective
1.
of or occurring at the end; concluding; ultimate; last
2.
having no possibility for further discussion, action, or change; conclusive; decisive: a final decree of judgment
3.
relating to or constituting an end or purpose: a final clause may be introduced by “in order to”
4.
(phonetics) at the end of a word: “cat” has a final “t” Compare medial (sense 1), initial (sense 1)
5.
(music) another word for perfect (sense 9b)
noun
6.
a terminal or last thing; end
7.
a deciding contest between the winners of previous rounds in a competition
8.
(music) the tonic note of a church mode
adj.

early 14c., from Old French final and directly from Latin finalis “of or pertaining to an end, concluding, final,” from finis “end” (see finish). As a noun, late 14c., “that which comes last;” meaning “final contest” in a sporting sense is from 1880. As a shortening of final examination, from 1880.
see: in the final analysis

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