beyond which no other exists or is possible; last or final
basic or fundamental
that cannot be surpassed or improved upon; greatest
"the ultimate in luxury"
"the ultimate achievement"
"the ultimate question"
"man's ultimate destiny"
"the ultimate insult"
"one's ultimate goal in life"
"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"
I consented to wait till then for their ultimate decision.
Most discussions of the population crisis lead..to zero population growth as the ultimate goal.