Definition of conclusive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

conclusive

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proving something, and allowing no doubt or confusion conclusive evidence/proof/results The evidence is by no means conclusive. opposite inconclusive AWL Collocationsconcludeconclude verbto reach a belief or an opinion as a result of thought or studyarticle, paper, report, study, survey author, researcher, scientist courtLee's study concluded that rewarding employees who repeatedly try new things leads to more innovation.reasonably, safelyDirect evidence is needed before safely concluding that the drug is not effective.conclusion nouna belief or an opinion that you reach after considering something carefullyarrive at, come to, draw, reach reinforce, supportThere are too many exceptions to draw any firm conclusions on this point. The author supports his arguments well with many examples, and reaches convincing conclusions.be based on, derive fromTheir conclusion derives from a survey carried out in five countries.definitive, firm logical, valid tentative erroneousWithout careful examination, erroneous conclusions can result.conclusive adjectiveevidence, proofDespite the lack of conclusive evidence, the claims were accepted.far fromDespite years of study, the results from empirical research are far from conclusive.inconclusive adjectiveevidence, findings, resultThe inconclusive findings of these studies indicate the need for additional research.prove remainThe experiment proved inconclusive. The virus most likely originated from animals, but evidence remains inconclusive.
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adverb to prove something conclusively
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