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fi·nal / ˈfīnl/ • adj. coming at the end of a series: the final version of the report. ∎  reached or designed to be reached as the outcome of a process or a series of events: the final cost will run into six figures. ∎  allowing no further doubt or dispute: the decision of the panel is final. • n. 1. the last game in a sports tournament or other competition, which decides the winner. ∎  (finals) a series of games constituting the final stage of a competition. 2. an examination at the end of a term, academic year, or particular class. 3. Mus. the principal note in a mode.

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final XIV. — (O)F. final or L. fīnpālis, f. finis end; see -AL1.
So finality XVI (once; not current till early XIX) — F. — late L. finally XIV. finalize XX.

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final. (Eng.).
1. The note on which the modal scale ends (see modes), as on the keynote of the major or minor scale.

2. (Fr.). finale.

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