D['e]`noue`ment"\, n. [F. d['e]nouement, fr. d['e]nouer to untie; pref. d['e]- (L. dis-) + nouer to tie, fr. L. nodus knot, perh. for gnodus and akin to E. knot.]

1. The unraveling or discovery of a plot; the catastrophe, especially of a drama or a romance.

2. The solution of a mystery; issue; outcome.
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