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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Berninger gave Mills access to the band’s Dropbox, a treasure chest of 15 songs in varying degrees of completion, and granted Mills full creative control. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Watch Alicia Vikander Pull Off the Impossible—With a Little Help From the National—in Mike Mills’s New Short Film," 13 May 2019 On completion of the merger, DSV will propose changing its name to DSV Panalpina AS. Dominic Chopping, WSJ, "DSV Reaches Panalpina Merger Deal After Increasing Offer," 1 Apr. 2019 As the bookend to his year-long collaboration with MAC, Slay Ride also signifies the completion of an experience that Starrr treasured as both the definitive face of men in makeup and a former MAC sales associate. Sandra Song, Teen Vogue, "Patrick Starrr on His Holiday MAC Collaboration, Makeup Shaming, and Inclusivity in the Beauty World," 23 Dec. 2018 All funds unused after completion of security expenditures will be donated to organizations that support trauma survivors. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Christine Blasey Ford Reveals the Threats She's Faced Since Testifying Against Brett Kavanaugh," 26 Nov. 2018 This is the final installment of a three-part series (Jupiter and Pluto previously connected on January 15 and April 14), signifying the completion of a cycle. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What September's Scorpio Horoscope Means for You," 30 Aug. 2018 The Damasukasu steelmakers borrowed the method in which Samurai swords are made, resulting in these blades undergoing 120 hours of completion. Popular Mechanics, "These Laser-Sharp Japanese Knives Are a Kitchen Staple," 14 Mar. 2019 His pay included a $2 million bonus in recognition of his contributions that led to the completion... Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "AT&T Executives’ Pay Climbed After Media Takeover," 11 Mar. 2019 This isn't the final outcome for the project, but Bloodhound SSC does need to raise about $33 million (£25 million) in order to see things through to completion. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "1,000mph land speed record project now in doubt due to funding woe," 15 Oct. 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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