Pronunciation: (ul'tu-mit),[key] —adj. 1. last; furthest or farthest; ending a process or series: the ultimate point in a journey; the ultimate style in hats. 2. maximum; decisive; conclusive: the ultimate authority; the ultimate weapon. 3. highest; not subsidiary: ultimate goal in life. 4. basic; fundamental; representing a limit beyond which further progress, as in investigation or analysis, is impossible: the ultimate particle; ultimate principles. 5. final; total: the ultimate consequences; the ultimate cost of a project. 6. not to be improved upon or surpassed; greatest; unsurpassed: the ultimate vacation spot; the ultimate stupidity.
—n. 1. the final point; final result.
2. a fundamental fact or principle.
3. the best, greatest, or most extreme of its kind.