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adjective     final pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    [only before noun] existing as the result of a long process

    The final score was 21–14.

    Changes to the production process will not affect the final product.

    These issues will all be discussed in the final report.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] last in a series

    the final episode of this exciting drama series

    The final payment is due next month.

    We have time for one final question.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] showing that something has finished

    We scored the winning points as the final buzzer sounded.

  4. 4
    if something is final, it cannot be changed

    The editor’s decision is final.

    the final decision/say:

    The board will have the final say over who is appointed.



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