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ultimate

  
1       adj   You use ultimate to describe the final result or aim of a long series of events.  
ADJ n   (=eventual)  
He said it is still not possible to predict the ultimate outcome..., The ultimate aim is to expand the network further.     
2       adj   You use ultimate to describe the original source or cause of something.  
ADJ n   (=fundamental)  
Plants are the ultimate source of all foodstuffs..., The ultimate cause of what's happened seems to have been the advertising campaign.     
3       adj   You use ultimate to describe the most important or powerful thing of a particular kind.  
ADJ n  
...the ultimate power of the central government..., Of course, the ultimate authority remained the presidency...     
4       adj   You use ultimate to describe the most extreme and unpleasant example of a particular thing.  
ADJ n  
Bringing back the death penalty would be the ultimate abuse of human rights...     
5       adj   You use ultimate to describe the best possible example of a particular thing.  
ADJ n   (=definitive)  
Caviar and oysters on ice are generally considered the ultimate luxury foods.     
6    The ultimate in something is the best or most advanced example of it.  
the ultimate in             phrase   PHR n/-ing, usu v-link PHR, PHR after v  
This hotel is the ultimate in luxury...     
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ultimate

  

      adj  
1    conclusive, decisive, end, eventual, extreme, final, furthest, last, terminal  
2    extreme, greatest, highest, maximum, most significant, paramount, superlative, supreme, topmost, utmost  
3    basic, elemental, fundamental, primary, radical  
      n  
4    culmination, epitome, extreme, greatest, height, mother (of all), peak, perfection, summit, the last word  

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