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[kuh m-plee-shuh n]
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  1. the act of completing.
  2. the state of being completed.
  3. conclusion; fulfillment: Her last novel represented the completion of her literary achievement.
  4. Football. a forward pass that has been completed.
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Origin of completion

First recorded in 1650–60, completion is from the Late Latin word complētiōn- (stem of complētiō). See complete, -ion
Related formsnon·com·ple·tion, nounpre·com·ple·tion, nounsub·com·ple·tion, noun


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

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