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final  


      adj  
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       1       initial       1  
5      (Music)      another word for       perfect       9b  
      n  
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,   (See also)        finals  
     (C14: from Latin finalis, from finis limit, boundary)  


Cup Final  
      n  
1    often preceded by: the   the annual final of the FA Cup soccer competition, played at Wembley, or the Scottish Cup, played at Hampden Park  
2    often not cap   the final of any cup competition  
final cause  
      n     (Philosophy)   the end or purpose of a thing or process, as opposed to its efficient cause  
   See       cause       7  
grand final  
      n     (Austral)   the final game of the season in any of various sports, esp. football  
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exp.
positive outburst of emotion; the final word in a string of lyrics by Michael Jackson.

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