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Penultimate vs. Ultimate

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Penultimateadjective

Next to last, second to last; immediately preceding the end of a sequence, list, etc.

Ultimateadjective

Final; last in a series.

Penultimateadjective

(linguistics) Of or pertaining to a penult.

Ultimateadjective

(of a syllable) Last in a word or other utterance.

Penultimateadjective

Relating to or denoting an element of a related collection of curves that is arbitrarily close to a degenerate form.

Ultimateadjective

Being the greatest possible; maximum; most extreme.

‘the ultimate pleasure’; ‘the ultimate disappointment’;

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Penultimatenoun

(uncommon) A penult, a next to last, particularly:

Ultimateadjective

Being the most distant or extreme; farthest.

Penultimatenoun

The penultimate day of a month.

Ultimateadjective

That will happen at some time; eventual.

Penultimatenoun

The penultimate syllable of a word or metrical line.

Ultimateadjective

Last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final.

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Penultimatenoun

The penultimate element of a collection of curves.

Ultimateadjective

Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental.

‘an ultimate constituent of matter’;

Penultimatenoun

The penultimate (next to lowest) card in a suit.

Ultimatenoun

The most basic or fundamental of a set of things

Penultimateadjective

Last but one; as, the penultimate syllable, the last syllable but one of a word.

Ultimatenoun

The final or most distant point; the conclusion

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Penultimatenoun

The penult.

Ultimatenoun

The greatest extremity; the maximum

Penultimatenoun

the next to last syllable in a word

Ultimatenoun

(uncountable) The game of ultimate frisbee.

Penultimateadjective

next to the last;

‘the author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter’; ‘the figures in the next-to-last column’;

Ultimateverb

To finish; to complete.

Ultimateadjective

Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final.

‘My harbor, and my ultimate repose.’; ‘Many actions apt to procure fame are not conductive to this our ultimate happiness.’;

Ultimateadjective

Last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final.

‘Those ultimate truths and those universal laws of thought which we can not rationally contradict.’;

Ultimateadjective

Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate particle; an ultimate constituent of matter.

Ultimateverb

To come or bring to an end or issue; to eventuate; to end.

Ultimateverb

To come or bring into use or practice.

Ultimateadjective

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’;

Ultimateadjective

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’;

Ultimateadjective

being the ultimate or elemental constituents of anything;

‘the elemental stuff of...out of which the many forms of life have been molded’; ‘the ultimate ingredients of matter’; ‘his proposal is elegantly simple’;

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