Forming or occurring at the end; last: the final scene of a film. Of or constituting the end result of a succession or process; ultimate: an act with both an immediate and a final purpose. Not to be changed or reconsidered; unalterable: The judge's decision is final. See Synonyms at last1. Something that comes at or forms the end, especially: The last or one of the last of a series of contests: the finals of a state spelling bee. The last examination of an academic course.