[kon-suh-mey-shuh n]


the act of consummating; completion.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for consummation

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