最終 meaning

Hi! I learned that this word means last, but I was wondering if it could also be applied to a ranking position, like ranking last in a poll or having the last place in a race. It may be a stupid question but for some reason I feel like it could have a different translation for this context in particular, thank you!

I’m not sure if that connotation applies, but I always think of this anime when I see the word:

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[Saishuu Heiki Kanojo]

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I don’t know for sure, but from the way I’ve seen the 終 kanji used, I associate it more with the end of a sequence, like the last train stop or the end of a story. I think possibly 最低 (lowest) might be better? But also I am not fluent so don’t take my word for it!

終 wouldn’t be used for a position in a ranking. Typically the counter 位 is used for that. The last position in a race or a ranking would be 最下位. There are obviously many other ways to say the same thing though. ビリになる (to finish last) comes to mind.

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