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 →
5 (Music) another word for →
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)
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
n (Philosophy) the end or purpose of a thing or process, as opposed to its efficient cause
n (Austral) the final game of the season in any of various sports, esp. football
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