[ froo-ish-uhn ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. fruiter,
  2. fruiterer,
  3. fruitful,
  4. fruitfully,
  5. fruiting body,
  6. fruitive,
  7. fruitless,
  8. fruitlessly,
  9. fruitlet,
  10. fruits ye shall know them, by their

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fruition


/ (fruːˈɪʃən) /


the attainment or realization of something worked for or desired; fulfilment
enjoyment of this
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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