final

final fi‧nal [ˈfaɪnl] adjective
1. [only before a noun] the last in a series of things, actions, or events:

• An official announcement was expected following a final meeting at the tyre manufacturer's Milan headquarters.

• The US-based company is still arguing with several contractors over the final bill.

• foreign currency receipts from the final instalment of the sale of British Steel shares

— finally adverb :

• He has finally decided to settle down after six months as a freelance trouble-shooter.

2. a decision, offer, agreement etc that is final cannot be changed:

• Members must vote in favor again next year for the decision to become final.

• District Court judge Thomas Jackson issued a final ruling, calling for the company to be split into two parts.

3. [only before a noun] a final piece of writing or set of figures has been prepared in several stages, and is now considered to be correct:

• The changes agreed at our meeting of 25 March have been incorporated in the final draft.

• The provisional estimate of retail sales volume for October was 119.0; the final estimate is closer to 116.9.

4. final and binding LAW a legal judgement or decision which is final and binding has to be obeyed because it has been decided in a court of law:

• Some contracts refer technical disputes to an expert whose decision is final and binding.

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final UK US /ˈfaɪnəl/ adjective
last in a series, or happening for the last time: final payment/instalment/dividend »

Shareholders will get a final payment of 30.2p a share through the issue of redeemable shares.

final quarter/stage/period »

Sales jumped in the final quarter, reaching $53.8 million.

final warning/notice/reminder »

He was fined two weeks' wages and given a final warning about his conduct.

final review/inspection/report »

The realtor will do a final inspection of the property on Thursday.

completely decided, with no further changes: »

Our offer is final.

»

Once you sign the agreement it's final.

final decision/ruling/judgement »

The German courts are expected to make a final ruling in September.

the most correct or most complete possible: final estimate/balance/invoice »

Any fees already paid will be deducted from the final balance.

final draft/release/version »

The final draft includes spreadsheets and an updated sales forecast.

final result/product/design »

Construction will be postponed until the council approves the building's final design.

Compare PRELIMINARY(Cf. preliminary) adjective

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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