What is conclusion?

  • (noun): The proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism).
    Synonyms: ratiocination
    See also — Additional definitions below


A conclusion is the final statement in an argument which follows logically from its premises.

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Statistical Conclusion Validity
... Statistical conclusion validity refers to the appropriate use of statistics to infer whether the presumed independent and dependent variables covary (Cook Campbell, 1979) ... The most common threats to statistical conclusion validity are Low statistical power Violated assumptions of the test statistics Fishing and the error ...
Conclusion - Other
... Conclusion of law, a legal term Statistical conclusion validity, a statistical test Conclusion of Utrecht, a synod of the Christian Reformed Church Sudler's Conclusion ...

More definitions of "conclusion":

  • (noun): A final settlement.
    Example: "The conclusion of a business deal"; "the conclusion of the peace treaty"
  • (noun): Event whose occurrence ends something.
    Synonyms: ending, finish
  • (noun): A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration.
    Example: "His conclusion took the evidence into account"
    Synonyms: decision, determination
  • (noun): The last section of a communication.
    Example: "In conclusion I want to say..."
    Synonyms: end, close, closing, ending
  • (noun): An intuitive assumption.
    Example: "Jump to a conclusion"

Famous quotes containing the word conclusion:

    I have come to the conclusion that the closer people are to what may be called the front lines of government ... the easier it is to see the immediate underbrush, the individual tree trunks of the moment, and to forget the nobility the usefulness and the wide extent of the forest itself.... They forget that politics after all is only an instrument through which to achieve Government.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    I’ve heard the wolves scuffle, and said: So this
    Is man; so what better conclusion is there
    The day will not follow night, and the heart
    Of man has a little dignity, but less patience
    Than a wolf’s....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    The source of our actions resides in an unconscious propensity to regard ourselves as the center, the cause, and the conclusion of time. Our reflexes and our pride transform into a planet the parcel of flesh and consciousness we are.
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911)