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adjective final pronunciation in American English /ˈfaɪn(ə)l/
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  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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