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 for Ultimate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ultimate \Ul"ti*mate\, a. [LL. ultimatus last, extreme, fr. L.
     ultimare to come to an end, fr. ultimus the farthest, last,
     superl. from the same source as ulterior. See Ulterior, and
     cf. Ultimatum.]
     1. Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last;
        final.
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              My harbor, and my ultimate repose.    --Milton.
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              Many actions apt to procure fame are not conductive
              to this our ultimate happiness.       --Addison.
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     2. 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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              Those ultimate truths and those universal laws of
              thought which we can not rationally contradict.
                                                    --Coleridge.
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     3. Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further
        division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an
        ultimate particle; an ultimate constituent of matter.
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     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.
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     Syn: Final; conclusive. See Final.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ultimate \Ul"ti*mate\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Ultimated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Ultimating.]
     1. To come or bring to an end or issue; to eventuate; to end.
        [R.]
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     2. To come or bring into use or practice. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Analysis \A*nal"y*sis\, n.; pl. Analyses. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to
     unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; ? up + ?
     to loose. See Loose.]
     1. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses
        or of the intellect, into its constituent or original
        elements; an examination of the component parts of a
        subject, each separately, as the words which compose a
        sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions
        which enter into an argument. It is opposed to
        synthesis.
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     2. (Chem.) The separation of a compound substance, by
        chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to
        ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how
        much of each element is present. The former is called
        qualitative, and the latter quantitative analysis.
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     3. (Logic) The tracing of things to their source, and the
        resolving of knowledge into its original principles.
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     4. (Math.) The resolving of problems by reducing the
        conditions that are in them to equations.
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     5.
        (a) A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a
            discourse, disposed in their natural order.
        (b) A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of
            a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with
            synopsis.
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     6. (Nat. Hist.) The process of ascertaining the name of a
        species, or its place in a system of classification, by
        means of an analytical table or key.
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     Ultimate, Proximate, Qualitative, Quantitative, and
     Volumetric analysis. (Chem.) See under Ultimate,
        Proximate, Qualitative, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ultimate
      adj 1: 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" [ant: proximate]
      2: 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"
      n 1: the finest or most superior quality of its kind; "the
           ultimate in luxury"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  164 Moby Thesaurus words for "ultimate":
     absolute, acmatic, acme, acme of perfection, apical, apotheosis,
     approaching, basic, binding, boundary, capital, categorical,
     caudal, chief, climax, closing, collateral, coming, complete,
     completing, completive, completory, compulsory, conclude,
     concluding, conclusive, consummate, consummation, consummative,
     contingent, crowning, culminating, culmination, deciding, decisive,
     decretory, definitive, desired, destinal, destined, determinative,
     determine, determined, dictated, elemental, emergent, empyreal,
     empyrean, end, endmost, entailed, epitome, essential, eventual,
     exalted, extrapolated, extreme, farthermost, farthest,
     farthest off, fatal, fated, fatidic, final, finalizing, finish,
     finishing, forthcoming, fulfilling, fundamental, furthermost,
     furthest, future, futuristic, grand, greatest, hard-and-fast, head,
     headmost, height, hereafter, highest, highest pitch, hindmost,
     hoped-for, imminent, imperative, imposed, incomparable, indirect,
     irrevocable, lag, last, last word, later, latest, latter, limiting,
     lofty, mandated, mandatory, maximal, maximum, meridian, meridional,
     most distant, must, ne plus ultra, nearing, obligatory, overmost,
     paramount, peak, peremptory, perfection, pink, pink of perfection,
     pinnacle, planned, plotted, polar, predicted, preeminent,
     prescript, prescriptive, primary, probable, projected, prophesied,
     prospective, quintessence, remotest, required, secondary, sublime,
     summit, summital, supreme, surpassing, tail, terminal, terminate,
     terminating, terminative, tip-top, to come, to-be, top, topmost,
     towering, transcendent, transcendental, underlying, unmatchable,
     unsurpassable, upmost, uppermost, utmost, uttermost, vertical,
     wind up, without appeal, wrap up, zenithal
  
  

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