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Dictionary definition for: Ultimate

1. (a) furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement" "the ultimate question" "man''s ultimate destiny" "the ultimate insult" "one''s ultimate goal in life"

2. (s) being the last or concluding element of a series; "the ultimate sonata of that opus" "a distinction between the verb and noun senses of "conflict" is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable"

3. (s) being the ultimate or elemental constituents of anything; "the elemental stuff of...out of which the many forms of life have been molded"- Jack London; "the ultimate ingredients of matter" "his proposal is elegantly simple"

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