foregone conclusion


foregone conclusion
I noun forejudgment, foreordination, inevitable result, one-sidedness, partiality, preconceived idea, preconclusion, predecision, predesigned conclusion, predetermination, predetermined conclusion, predilection, predisposition, prejudged conclusion, prejudgment, prejudice, prejudiced view, prenotion, preordination, prepossession, presentiment, presupposal, presupposition, presurmise II index bias, inequity, preconception, predetermination, predisposition

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  • foregone conclusion — foregone con clusion n be a foregone conclusion if something is a foregone conclusion, its result is certain, even though it has not happened yet ▪ The election result was a foregone conclusion …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foregone conclusion — n. An inevitable outcome; a certain result; a certainty. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foregone conclusion — If the result of, say, a football match is a foregone conclusion, then the result is obvious before the game has even begun …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • foregone conclusion — noun be a foregone conclusion if something is a foregone conclusion, the result of it is certain, even though it has not yet happened or been decided: The election result was a foregone conclusion …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Foregone conclusion — Forego Fore*go , v. t. [AS. foreg[=a]n; fore + g[=a]n to go; akin to G. vorgehen to go before, precede. See {Go}, v. i.] To go before; to precede; used especially in the present and past participles. [1913 Webster] Pleasing remembrance of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foregone conclusion — noun 1. an inevitable ending • Syn: ↑matter of course • Hypernyms: ↑ending, ↑conclusion, ↑finish 2. something that is certain his victory is a certainty • Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • foregone conclusion — noun Date: 1604 1. a conclusion that has preceded argument or examination 2. an inevitable result ; certainty < the victory was a foregone conclusion > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foregone conclusion — /fɔˌgɒn kənˈkluʒən/ (say faw.gon kuhn kloohzhuhn) noun an inevitable conclusion or result: *In any contest between selfishness and unselfishness, the result is a foregone conclusion. –ada cambridge, 1904 …   Australian English dictionary

  • foregone conclusion — fore|gone con|clusion [ ,fɔrgɔn kən kluʒn ] noun singular a result that you can be certain about before it happens: Once again, a defeat for the Conservatives looked like a foregone conclusion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foregone conclusion —    If the result of, say, a football match is a foregone conclusion, then the result is obvious before the game has even begun.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions


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