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fruition

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noun fru·ition \frü-ˈi-shən\

Simple Definition of fruition

  • : the state of being real or complete

Full Definition of fruition

  1. 1 :  pleasurable use or possession :  enjoyment

  2. 2 a :  the state of bearing fruit b :  realization

Examples of fruition

  1. These were dreams of long standing that had finally come to fruition … —Nicholas Fraser, Harper's, September 1996

  2. Truth is a weapon so powerful that the slowness of its fruition matters little in the end. —Edith Hamilton, New Yorker, 12 Sept. 1994

  3. The ground thaws, the sap flows, then comes the leaf, the bud, the full flowering of national and individual entitlements, an unstoppable surge toward the glorious fruition promised by the idea of independence. —Janette Turner Hospital, New York Times Book Review, 30 Dec. 1990

  4. <when she landed the lead in a Broadway play, a lifelong dream was brought to fruition>



Origin of fruition

Middle English fruicioun, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French fruicion, from Late Latin fruition-, fruitio, from Latin frui (see 1fruit)


First Known Use: 15th century



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