|1.||[ adjective ] occurring at or forming an end or termination|
|Synonyms:||last concluding terminal|
"his concluding words came as a surprise" "the final chapter" "the last days of the dinosaurs" "terminal leave"
|2.||[ adjective ] conclusive in a process or progression|
"the final answer" "a last resort" "the net result"
|3.||[ adjective ] not to be altered or undone|
"the judge's decision is final" "the arbiter will have the last say"
|4.||[ noun ] (sport) the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament|
|Related terms:||match cup_final elimination_tournament|
|5.||[ noun ] (education) an examination administered at the end of an academic term|