Ultimate

Definition of Ultimate

Ul´ti`mate
a.1.Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final.
My harbor, and my ultimate repose.
- Milton.
Many actions apt to procure fame are not conductive to this our ultimate happiness.
- Addison.
2.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.
- Coleridge.
3.Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate particle; an ultimate constituent of matter.
Ultimate analysis
(Chem.) organic analysis. See under Organic.
Ultimate belief
See under Belief.
Ultimate ratio
(Math.) the limiting value of a ratio, or that toward which a series tends, and which it does not pass.
v. t. & i.1.To come or bring to an end or issue; to eventuate; to end.
[imp. & p. p. Ultimated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ultimating.]
2.To come or bring into use or practice.

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