finality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1833 1. a. the character or condition of being final, settled, irrevocable, or complete b. the condition of being at an ultimate point especially of development or authority 2. something final; especially a fundamental fact, action, or belief

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  • finality — [[t]faɪnæ̱lɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n Finality is the quality of being final and impossible to change. If you say something with finality, you say it in a way that shows that you have made up your mind about something and do not want to… …   English dictionary

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  • finality — fi|nal|i|ty [ faı næləti ] noun uncount FORMAL the fact or feeling that something has ended and has no possible future: the finality of death There was a terrible air of finality about the whole occasion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • finality — UK [faɪˈnælətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] formal the fact or feeling that something has ended and has no possible future the finality of death There was a terrible air of finality about the whole occasion …   English dictionary

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