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.

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

Synonyms for completion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for non-completion

Historical Examples of non-completion

  • I suppose it was one or all of these conditions that caused the non-completion of the bargain.

  • The non-completion of the old monument, therefore, seems to have been providential, and no fault of the projector or contractor.

  • At the front it has a one-sided irregular look; and this is owing to the non-completion of a collateral spire.

  • The world (p. 222) has probably not lost much by reason of the non-completion of the contemplated volumes.

    John Quincy Adams

    John. T. Morse

Word Origin and History for non-completion



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper