conclusive conclusive  /kən ˈklu sɪv/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question

Usage(s):

  1. But critics said those reports were not conclusive, because they did not take into account the vast differences in upbringing among families.
  2. She was a success at any sport she undertook and gave conclusive proof of this with her prowess in golf -- a game she began to play in 1935.
  3. There is a pretty good, if not quite conclusive, case that America has for some time been ready to elect a black president.

News

  1. U.S.: Syria's Assad used chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons against opposition forces seeking to overthrow the government, crossing what President Barack Obama has called a "red
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sentinel & Enterprise

  2. U.S.: Assad used chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons against opposition forces seeking to overthrow the government, crossing what President Barack Obama has called a "red
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Lowell Sun

  3. US says Assad used chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons against opposition forces seeking to overthrow the government, crossing what President Barack Obama has called a "red line" that would trigger greater American involvement in the crisis, the White House said Thursday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Convictions run deep in this Capitol when it comes to immigration," Mr. Bush said. "Let us have a serious, civil and conclusive debate - so that you can pass, and I can sign, comprehensive immigration reform into law."
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  2. The crew chief, Charlie Reliford, said: "Since the technology is in place, we made the decision to use the technology and go look at the replays. And the replays we reviewed were conclusive that the call we made was correct."
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Charlie Reliford Source: New York Times

  3. "But it can't be conclusive because he does not know all the facts of it, he hasn't studied it and he only saw one brief shot at it during his testimony," Hutchinson said.
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Asa Hutchinson Source: International Herald Tribune

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