- adj. 最终的；决定性的；不可更改的
- n. 决赛；期末考试；当日报纸的末版
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- final:  Of all the English descendants of Latin finis ‘final moment, end’ or ‘limit’ (see FINANCE, FINE, and FINISH), final, which comes via Old French final from Latin finālis ‘last’, preserves most closely the meaning of its source. But although by classical times finis denoted a temporal conclusion, its original use was for a physical boundary, and it appears to be related to figere ‘fix’ (source of English fix) – as if its underlying meaning were ‘fixed mark’.
=> finance, fine, finish
- final (adj.)
- early 14c., from Old French final "final, last," and directly from Late Latin finalis "of or pertaining to an end, concluding, final," from finis "end" (see finish (v.)). As a noun, late 14c., "that which comes last;" meaning "final contest" in a sporting sense is from 1880. As a shortening of final examination, from 1880.
- 1. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.--Winston Churchill
- 2. The winner of each preliminary goes through to the final.
- 3. The final word will still come from the Secretary of State.
- 4. Kenya's Robert Kibe was the fastest qualifier for the 800 metres final.
- 5. The sides must battle again for a quarter-final place on December 16.
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