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[ih-ven-choo-uh l] /ɪˈvɛn tʃu əl/
happening at some indefinite future time or after a series of occurrences; ultimate:
His mistakes led to his eventual dismissal.
depending upon uncertain events; contingent.
Origin of eventual
1605-15; < Latin ēventu(s) event + -al1, modeled of French éventuel
1. subsequent, consequent, later, resulting. Unabridged
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  • We go forward with complete confidence in the eventual triumph of freedom.
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  • Happily for him, and the prospects of his eventual fortune, his business interests align perfectly with his personal philosophy.
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  • It turns out they're not all condemned to eventual exile.
  • But the real goal of ivory producing nations is the eventual establishment of annual quotas.
  • Yet the delta is not immune to human disturbance, even to eventual destruction.
  • Her letter resulted in an interview, and an eventual job offer.
  • Getting to know the editors in your field opens the door to an eventual conversation about your research.
  • His eventual strong publications proved his work ethic, but so did his corporeal visibility.
British Dictionary definitions for eventual


(prenominal) happening in due course of time; ultimate: the eventual outcome was his defeat
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Word Origin and History for eventual

1610s, from French éventuel, from Latin event-, stem of evenire (see event).

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