com·ple·tion | \kəm-ˈplē-shən \

Definition of completion 

1 : the act or process of completing his completion of graduate school

2 : the quality or state of being complete Her second novel is near completion.

3 : a completed forward pass in football

Examples of completion in a Sentence

He will receive his degree upon completion of his studies. The quarterback has 11 completions in 20 attempts for 80 yards.

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Saarinen cut the ribbon dedicating the completion of renovations to the Arch and its grounds on Tuesday. Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 During a meeting in Paris, the participating states of ESA agreed to fund the completion of the Ariane 6 rocket through its test phase and into fully operational capability. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Chinese tourism, launch by centrifuge, SLS the “right” rocket," 22 June 2018 The last section of interstate to be completed was scheduled for Texas but Williams did not go down without a fight, filing lawsuits to prevent the completion of Interstate 40. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Arizona road trip: Williams has Route 66, Bearizona and cool summer fun," 15 June 2018 Village officials said both the Speedway and PAL developments are necessary to ensure the completion of intersection improvements at Christina Drive and Route 72. Erin Sauder, Elgin Courier-News, "East Dundee to get another gun range," 13 July 2018 Uresti remains free on bond pending the completion of a second trial scheduled for October. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "Judge refuses to appoint Uresti’s lawyer of choice for appeal," 12 July 2018 By documenting the completion of items, towns can be certified as a bronze or silver sustainer. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Putnam Registers To Participate In Sustainable CT," 11 July 2018 The donation must await completion of a routine audit of his campaign by the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "Andy Beshear's 'tainted' donations may be more than what's in his fund," 11 July 2018 Lutheran Child and Family Services, a nonprofit that has provided care to youth and young adults locally since 1883, hosted an open house and tour to celebrate the completion of the facility. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "Trinity House will be home to young men aging out of foster care," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of completion

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for completion

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English Language Learners Definition of completion

: the act or process of completing or finishing something : the state of being complete or finished

American football : a forward pass made to a teammate who catches it


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Kids Definition of completion

: the act or process of making whole or finishing : the condition of being whole or finished

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