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Definition of Ultimate
UltimateUltimate Ul"ti*mate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Ultimated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Ultimating.]
1. To come or bring to an end; to eventuate; to end. [R.]
2. To come or bring into use or practice. [R.] UltimateUltimate 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
1. Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last;
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
Those ultimate truths and those universal laws of
thought which we can not rationally contradict.
3. Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further
division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an
ultimate constituent of matter.
Ultimate analysis (Chem.), organic analysis. See under
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
Syn: Final; conclusive. See Final. UltimateAnalysis 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
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.
3. (Logic) The tracing of things to their source, and the
resolving of knowledge into its original principles.
4. (Math.) The resolving of problems by reducing the
conditions that are in them to equations.
(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
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.
Ultimate, Proximate, Qualitative, Quantitative, and
Volumetric analysis. (Chem.) See under Ultimate,
Proximate, Qualitative, etc.
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