Definition of conclusion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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; kənˈkluːʒn
1 [countable] something that you decide when you have thought about all the information connected with the situationI've come to the conclusion that he's not the right person for the job.It took the jury some time to reach the conclusion that she was guilty.New evidence might lead to the conclusion that we are wrong.We can safely draw some conclusions from our discussion.2 [countable, usually singular] the end of something such as a speech or a piece of writingThe conclusion of the book was disappointing.In conclusion(= finally), I would like to thank…If we took this argument to its logical conclusion3 [uncountable] the formal and final arrangement of something official
the successful conclusion of a trade treaty

jump/leap to conclusions


jump/leap to the conclusion that…

to make a decision about somebody/something too quickly, before you know or have thought about all the facts
There I go again—jumping to conclusions.
more at a foregone conclusion at foregone
Usage noteUsage note: Scientific researchTheoryformulate/advance a theory/hypothesisbuild/construct/create/develop a simple/theoretical/mathematical modeldevelop/establish/provide/use a theoretical/conceptual frameworkadvance/argue/develop the thesis that…explore an idea/a concept/a hypothesismake a prediction/an inferencebase a prediction/your calculations on somethinginvestigate/evaluate/accept/challenge/reject a theory/hypothesis/modelExperimentdesign an experiment/a questionnaire/a study/a testdo research/an experiment/an analysismake observations/measurements/calculationscarry out/conduct/perform an experiment/a test/a longitudinal study/observations/clinical trialsrun an experiment/a simulation/clinical trialsrepeat an experiment/a test/an analysisreplicate a study/the results/the findingsobserve/study/examine/investigate/assess a pattern/a process/a behaviour/(especially US) a behaviorfund/support the research/project/studyseek/provide/get/secure funding for researchResultscollect/gather/extract data/informationyield data/evidence/similar findings/the same resultsanalyse/examine the data/soil samples/a specimenconsider/compare/interpret the results/findingsfit the data/modelconfirm/support/verify a prediction/a hypothesis/the results/the findingsprove a conjecture/hypothesis/theoremdraw/make/reach the same conclusionsread/review the records/literaturedescribe/report an experiment/a studypresent/publish/summarize the results/findingspresent/publish/read/review/cite a paper in a scientific journalUsage noteUsage note: conclusionSumming up an argumentIn conclusion, the study has provided useful insights into the issues relating to people's perception of crime.Based on this study, it can be concluded that the introduction of new street lighting did not reduce reported crime.To sum up, no evidence can be found to support the view that improved street lighting reduces reported crime.The available evidence clearly leads to the conclusion that the media do have an influence on the public perception of crime.The main conclusion to be drawn from this study is that public perception of crime is significantly influenced by crime news reporting.This study has shown that people's fear of crime is out of all proportion to crime itself.Fear of crime is out of all proportion to the actual level of crime, and the reasons for this can be summarized as follows. First…Overall/In general, women are more likely than men to feel insecure walking alone after dark. Language Banks at emphasis, first, generally