pseudo final

final

[fahyn-l]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or coming at the end; last in place, order, or time: the final meeting of the year.
2.
ultimate: The final goal is world peace.
3.
conclusive or decisive: a final decision.
4.
constituting the end or purpose: a final result.
5.
pertaining to or expressing the end or purpose: a final clause.
6.
Law.
a.
precluding further controversy on the questions passed upon: The judicial determination of the Supreme Court is final.
b.
determining all issues presented, so that no further decision upon the merits of the issues is necessary: a final judgment or decree.
7.
Phonetics. occurring at the end of a word or syllable, as the (t) sound in bit or bite.
noun
8.
that which is last; that which forms an end or termination.
9.
Often, finals.
a.
the last and decisive game, match, contest, or round in a series, as in sports.
b.
the last, usually comprehensive, examination in a course of study.
10.
the last edition of a newspaper published on any day.
11.
Music. the tonic note of a church mode.

Origin:
1300–50; 1915–20 for def 10; Middle English < Latin fīnālis, equivalent to fīn(is) end + -ālis -al1

pseudofinal, adjective
pseudofinally, adverb
quasi-final, adjective


1. See last1. 3. definite, irrevocable, irreversible, unalterable.


1. initial, first.
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final (ˈfaɪnəl)
 
adj
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 medial Compare initial at the end of a word: ``cat'' has a final ``t''
5.  music another word for perfect
 
n
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
 
[C14: from Latin fīnālis, from fīnis limit, boundary]

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final
early 14c., from L. finalis "of or pertaining to an end," from finis "end" (see finish). Finalist "competitor remaining after eliminations" is from 1898.
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