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fulfillment

or ful·fil·ment

[foo l-fil-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the act or state of fulfilling: to witness the fulfillment of a dream; to achieve fulfillment of one's hopes.
  2. the state or quality of being fulfilled; completion; realization: a vague plan that had no hope of fulfillment.
  3. the process or business of handling and executing customer orders, as packing, shipping, or processing checks.
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Origin of fulfillment

First recorded in 1765–75; fulfill + -ment
Related formspre·ful·fill·ment, nounsu·per·ful·fill·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for fulfillment

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Historical Examples

  • Here in this dirty shanty you will enter into love's fulfillment.

    Dust

    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • At least I had no competition in the fulfillment of my dream.

    The Big Tomorrow

    Paul Lohrman

  • If I can clear it, it means the fulfillment of all my dreams.

  • What are the obstacles to the fulfillment of such an ideal in industry?

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • Now that the Ravens faced the fulfillment of their plans they felt a little nervous.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott


Word Origin and History for fulfillment

n.

1775, from fulfill + -ment.

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