com·​ple·​tion | \ kəm-ˈplē-shən How to pronounce completion (audio) \

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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Rosewood Hotel, Hong Kong 2019 sees the completion of Hong Kong’s Victoria Dockside, the Adrian Cheng-helmed project which aims to turn the city’s Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront into a food, art, and design hub. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2019," 29 Dec. 2018 Biggest weakness: Footwork Wentz broke out in his second season and put up MVP-caliber numbers, but his completion percentage was still below average. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "Every NFL starting quarterback's biggest weakness," 27 June 2018 The Turners oversaw quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s Pro Bowl season in 2015 and helped Sam Bradford set an NFL record with a 71.6 completion percentage the following season after Bridgewater tore his ACL during a preseason practice. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Has Cam Newton changed? Panthers QBs coach returns to Charlotte to find he has," 26 June 2018 In comparison, that made his 2017 season a disappointment — even as Browning significantly increased his completion percentage and maintained a healthy per-attempt average. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "The 10 best quarterbacks in college football," 26 June 2018 The Illini ranked 106th in passing offense (174.8 ypg) and 120th in completion percentage (49.6 percent). Shannon Ryan,, "Former Illinois QB Jeff George Jr. to transfer to Michigan," 13 June 2018 His completion percentage was better, his touchdown to interception ratio was better. Armando Salguero, miamiherald, "The reason the next week is a milestone for Ryan Tannehill," 15 May 2018 Prescott threw for fewer yards (3,667 to 3,324), fewer touchdowns (23 to 22), more interceptions (4 to 13) and saw dips in his completion percentage (67.8 to 62.9) and passer rating (104.9 to 86.6). Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Cowboys' QB coach Kellen Moore "not worried at all" about Dak's sophomore slump | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 11 May 2018 Stidham threw for 3,158 yards last season in his SEC debut, and led the league in completion percentage (66.5). Joseph Goodman,, "Time is now for QB Jarrett Stidham to be leader Auburn needs," 3 May 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


com·​ple·​tion | \ kəm-ˈplē-shən How to pronounce completion (audio) \

Kids Definition of completion

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

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