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adjective final pronunciation in British English /ˈfaɪn(ə)l/
  1. 1
    [only before noun] existing as the result of a long process

    The final score was 2–2.

    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’ve got time for one final question.

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

    Rooney scored only minutes before the referee blew the final whistle.

  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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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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