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[kuh m-plee-shuh n] /kəmˈpli ʃən/
the act of completing.
the state of being completed.
conclusion; fulfillment:
Her last novel represented the completion of her literary achievement.
Football. a forward pass that has been completed.
Origin of completion
First recorded in 1650-60, completion is from the Late Latin word complētiōn- (stem of complētiō). See complete, -ion
Related forms
noncompletion, noun
precompletion, noun
subcompletion, noun
1. termination, ending, closing. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After the completion of his studies he returned home and accepted the position of organist at one of the Hartford churches.

    The Standard Cantatas George P. Upton
  • The present operations of that power carry in them the pledge of their own completion.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • Death was necessary for the completion of His work, and this was the fact most prominent in Old Testament type and prophecy.

  • At the completion of the Nauvoo Temple he took three more wives.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • Mr. Britt did not wait in his office for the completion of the panegyric.

Word Origin and History for completion

late 14c., from Latin completionem (nominative completio), noun of action from past participle stem of complere "to fill up, complete" (see complete (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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