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.
Recent Examples on the Web Prior to that completion Field was just 3-of-9 for 43 yards, all of which were short-yardage passes. • Michigan quickly responds The Wolverines responded with the quickest touchdown drive of the day. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Ohio State football 56, Michigan 27: Eight plays that defined the game," 30 Nov. 2019 Miller just inked a deal with Legendary Television for the project, and apparently a similar agreement is close to completion with Robert Rodriguez, who collaborated with Miller on the film adaptions of the comic series in 2005 and 2014. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Frank Miller inks deal for a Sin City TV series based on his neo-noir comics," 16 Nov. 2019 One of those convicted with Betancourt, Pascual Rodriguez, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced in July to slightly more than 11 years and faces deportation upon completion of the sentence. Edmund H. Mahony,, "Judge hits man with 14- year sentence for kidnapping, ransoming undocumented immigrants," 14 Nov. 2019 But this change is a bit more considerable, signaling that the bowl cut may be on its way out with the completion of her filming a new Fast & Furious movie. Marci Robin, Allure, "Charlize Theron Says Goodbye to Her Bowl Cut With a Shorter, Blonder Hairstyle," 9 Nov. 2019 An appellate decision in the council’s favor would move the $210 million construction project closer to completion by the January target date for operation. New York Times, "Natural Gas or Renewables? New Orleans Choice Is Shadowed by Katrina," 8 Nov. 2019 The private women’s college kickstarted a $2 million fundraising campaign, which will be matched by Stryker upon completion. Quinn Gawronski, NBC News, "Spelman first historically black college to create chair in queer studies," 30 Oct. 2019 Bali, having lived in Jagdalpur for a few years with his wife and kids, now wants to move back to the village to be with his parents and brother, and see the project to completion. Nithyanand Rao, Quartz India, "An IISc scientist joins hands with remote Indian tribals to gently harness a river," 23 Oct. 2019 Even on familiar subjects like pipelines are broached, the response from Trudeau’s Liberal government—who, like Obama’s Democratic contingency, is invested in seeing the completion of a number of gas and oil pipelines—lacks signs of serious thought. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "Indigenous Voters Need a Reason to Care About Canada," 22 Oct. 2019

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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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7 Dec 2019

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“Completion.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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