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  1. attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment: After years of hard work she finally brought her idea to full fruition.
  2. enjoyment, as of something attained or realized.
  3. state of bearing fruit.

Origin of fruition

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 formsnon·fru·i·tion, nounself-fru·i·tion, noun

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  1. the attainment or realization of something worked for or desired; fulfilment
  2. enjoyment of this
  3. the act or condition of bearing fruit

Word Origin for fruition

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.

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