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ultimately


adjective

  1. last; furthest or farthest; ending a process or series: the ultimate point in a journey; the ultimate style in hats.
  2. maximum; decisive; conclusive: the ultimate authority; the ultimate weapon.
  3. highest; not subsidiary: ultimate goal in life.
  4. basic; fundamental; representing a limit beyond which further progress, as in investigation or analysis, is impossible: the ultimate particle; ultimate principles.
  5. final; total: the ultimate consequences; the ultimate cost of a project.
  6. not to be improved upon or surpassed; greatest; unsurpassed: the ultimate vacation spot; the ultimate stupidity.

noun

  1. the final point; final result.
  2. a fundamental fact or principle.
  3. the best, greatest, or most extreme of its kind.

adverb

  1. in the end; at last; finally

adjective

  1. conclusive in a series or process; last; finalan ultimate question
  2. the highest or most significantthe ultimate goal
  3. elemental, fundamental, basic, or essential
  4. most extremegenocide is the ultimate abuse of human rights
  5. final or totalan ultimate cost of twenty million pounds

noun

  1. the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing

adj.1650s, from Late Latin ultimatus, past participle of ultimare “to be final, come to an end,” from ultimus “last, final,” superlative of *ulter “beyond” (see ultra-). Ultimate Frisbee is attested from 1972.

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