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  1. fi·nal
    IPA[ˈfīnl]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. the last game in a sports tournament or other competition, which decides the winner of the tournament.

    • 2. a series of games constituting the final stage of a competition:

      the World Cup finals
    • 3. a series of examinations at the end of a degree course:

      she was doing her history finals
    • 4. an examination at the end of a term, academic year, or particular class.

    • 5. the principal note in a mode.

    • 6. the final approach of a landing aircraft to a runway:

      the plane piloted by Richards was on finals
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: final, plural noun: finals

    • adjective

      coming at the end of a series:

      reached or designed to be reached as the outcome of a process or a series of actions and events:

    • noun

      the last game in a sports tournament or other competition, which will decide the winner of the tournament.

      a series of games constituting the final stage of a competition:

    • noun

      a part of a country, region, etc. that is the last to be settled, explored, or developed:

      the extreme limit of understanding or achievement in a particular area:

    • noun

      the final match in a sports competition in which the winners are awarded a cup.
    • noun

      the purpose or aim of an action or the end toward which a thing naturally develops.
    • noun

      the Nazi policy of exterminating European Jews. Introduced by Heinrich Himmler and administered by Adolf Eichmann, the policy resulted in the murder of 6 million Jews in concentration camps between 1941 and 1945.
    • noun

      the four teams that qualify for the championship round in the annual NCAA men's or women's college basketball tournament.
    • noun

      the last part of the transmission system in a motor vehicle.
    • noun

      a part of a country, region, etc. that is the last to be settled, explored, or developed:

      the extreme limit of understanding or achievement in a particular area:

    • noun

      a creditor's last request for payment of money owed, before taking punitive measures:
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