conclusion-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: a final inference or judgement

Commentary: CONCLUSION[+state][+mental][+judgment][+inference][+final]

Read this report and you'll reach the same conclusion that I did.
Let's don't jump to conclusions until we hear her side of the story.
The conclusion of this syllogism, from the two premises, is that 'Socrates is mortal'.
The study's conclusion was hasty and based on rather scanty data.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 5, 9

Sense Number 2: a settlement or outcome of an activity or process

Commentary: CONCLUSION[+event][+act][+settlement][+outcome]
NOTE: implies some contractual agreement that results.

Labor and management have not yet reached a conclusion.
Their conclusion of a free-trade accord received high marks on Wall Street today.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 3: the cessation of an event, activity, temporal endpoint

Commentary: CONCLUSION[+event][+temporal][+endpoint][+of_event]
NOTE: refers to the endpoint of a time sequence.

Much of Europe lay in ruins at the conclusion of World War II.
The market was down more than 100 points at the conclusion of the trading day.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: final portion or segment of a communication

Commentary: CONCLUSION[+body][+abstract][+information][+content][+portion][+final]
NOTE: refers to a portion of content in the context of a larger body of information

He makes two interesting points in the conclusion of the essay.
A very funny thing happens to the hero in the conclusion of the movie.
As a conclusion, let me tell you all a story I heard from my grandfather.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 8

Sense Number 5: an agent's act of terminating an activity or event

Commentary: CONCLUSION[+event][+act][+intentional][+termination][+of_activity]
NOTE: implies an agent intentionally terminating some ongoing activity or event.

Her hasty conclusion of the board meeting was to avert a fight between two of the board members.
Critics felt the soprano's conclusion of the death aria with a dramatic sigh was over the top.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)