- 1 the last of a series of games or competitions in which the winner is decided She reached the final of the 100m hurdles. The players met in last year's final. the 2010 NBA Finals (= the last few games in the competition) They will now go through to the final. see also quarter-final, semifinal
- 2 an exam taken by school or college students at the end of a semester or school year on everything they have learned during the course I got an “A” on my American history final.
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