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final

[fahyn-l] /ˈfaɪn 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.
  1. precluding further controversy on the questions passed upon:
    The judicial determination of the Supreme Court is final.
  2. 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.
  1. the last and decisive game, match, contest, or round in a series, as in sports.
  2. 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
1300-1350
1300-50; 1915-20 for def 10; Middle English < Latin fīnālis, equivalent to fīn(is) end + -ālis -al1
Related forms
pseudofinal, adjective
pseudofinally, adverb
quasi-final, adjective
Synonyms
1. See last1 . 3. definite, irrevocable, irreversible, unalterable.
Antonyms
1. initial, first.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-final

final

/ˈfaɪnəl/
adjective
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) at the end of a word: ``cat'' has a final ``t'' Compare medial (sense 1), initial (sense 1)
5.
(music) another word for perfect (sense 9b)
noun
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
See also finals
Word Origin
C14: from Latin fīnālis, from fīnis limit, boundary
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Word Origin and History for quasi-final

final

adj.

early 14c., from Old French final and directly from Latin finalis "of or pertaining to an end, concluding, final," from finis "end" (see finish). As a noun, late 14c., "that which comes last;" meaning "final contest" in a sporting sense is from 1880. As a shortening of final examination, from 1880.

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