eventual

[ih-ven-choo-uhl]
adjective
1.
happening at some indefinite future time or after a series of occurrences; ultimate: His mistakes led to his eventual dismissal.
2.
depending upon uncertain events; contingent.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin ēventu(s) event + -al1, modeled of French éventuel


1. subsequent, consequent, later, resulting.
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eventual (ɪˈvɛntʃʊəl)
 
adj
(prenominal) happening in due course of time; ultimate: the eventual outcome was his defeat

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eventual
1610s, from Fr. éventuel, from L. event-, stem of evenire (see event). Related: Eventually "ultimately" (c.1680).
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Example sentences
We go forward with complete confidence in the eventual triumph of freedom.
It is that undergirding that and the following eventual growth of tolerance
  that is the key.
Happily for him, and the prospects of his eventual fortune, his business
  interests align perfectly with his personal philosophy.
Faster melting there means eventual sea level rise and more immediate changes
  in winter weather because of less sea ice.
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