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[froo-ish-uh n] /fruˈɪʃ ən/
attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment:
After years of hard work she finally brought her idea to full fruition.
enjoyment, as of something attained or realized.
state of bearing fruit.
Origin of fruition
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English fruicioun < Late Latin fruitiōn- (stem of fruitiō) enjoyment, equivalent to Latin fruit(us) (variant of frūctus; see fruit) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonfruition, noun
self-fruition, noun
1. consummation, accomplishment, fulfillment, achievement, completion, perfection, result. Unabridged
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  • It begins well and endeth better, for these kisses find their fruition in marriage.

  • For this character of the (or any) ideal of action the best name is fruition or enjoyment.

  • From childhood I have cherished the hope of reaching it, and the fruition is near at hand.

    Macaria Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  • So, for a time, if such a passion come to fruition, the man will get what he wants.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • The earth hearkened to man's wants and answered; the clement sun and summer rains hastened the fruition.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for fruition


the attainment or realization of something worked for or desired; fulfilment
enjoyment of this
the act or condition of bearing fruit
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin fruitiō enjoyment, from Latin fruī to enjoy
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Word Origin and History for fruition

early 15c., "act of enjoying," from Middle French fruition and directly from Late Latin fruitionem (nominative fruitio) "enjoyment," noun of action from Latin frui "to use, enjoy." Sense of "act or state of bearing fruit" is first recorded 1885 by mistaken association with fruit; figurative sense is from 1889.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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