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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Noble was once again his calm and collected self, completing 46 of his 55 attempted passes - registering an 84% pass completion rate., "Mark Noble: Why the West Ham Captain Is Still Key to Hammers Success," 11 Sep. 2019 As interception rates have fallen and completion rates have soared, almost every pass is becoming a good bet. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Offensive ‘revolution’: Ravens aim to turn convention on its head with scheme unlike anything in the NFL," 6 Sep. 2019 But Georgia State’s pass defense allowed a 72.8 percent completion rate and generated almost no pass rush. Christopher Smith, al, "Week 1 SEC football betting preview," 31 Aug. 2019 When given a clean pocket last season, Herbert was lethal, posting an adjusted completion rate of 76.1 percent and throwing 24 of his 29 touchdowns, according to PFF. Tom Green |, oregonlive, "‘You want these types of matchups’: Auburn defense embracing meeting with Oregon QB Justin Herbert," 29 Aug. 2019 Jared Goff set career highs last season with 32 passing touchdowns, 4,688 yards passing and a 64.9 percent completion rate. Fletcher Page,, "5 things to know about Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor," 22 Aug. 2019 The state Department of Human Services had one of the lower 15-day completion rates: 57 percent. Hillary Borrud | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "How transparent are governments in Oregon? New public records survey sheds light," 9 Aug. 2019 In the first and third games, his completion rate was under 38 percent. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: In Taylor, Chargers’ Rivers seems to have his best backup in years," 8 Aug. 2019 His Alamo Promise plan, for which the district is seeking budgetary support from the city and county this month, aims to boost college enrollment and college completion rates while providing gap funding to families who need it. Michael Taylor,, "Free college programs a promise within the budget of many cities," 2 Aug. 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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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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