Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

consummation

[kon-suh-mey-shuh n]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the act of consummating; completion.
  2. the state of being consummated; perfection; fulfillment.

Origin of consummation

1350–1400; Middle English consummacioun (< Middle French) < Latin consummātiōn- (stem of consummātiō). See consummate, -ion
Related formsnon·con·sum·ma·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for consummation

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


Word Origin and History for consummation

n.

late 14c., "completion," from Latin consummationem (nominative consummatio), from consummat-, past participle stem of consummare "to sum up, finish," from com- "together" (see com-) + summa "sum, total," from summus "highest" (see sum). Sense of "completion of a marriage (by sexual intercourse)" is c.1530.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper