consummation

noun
con·​sum·​ma·​tion | \ ˌkän-sə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce consummation (audio) \

Definition of consummation

1 : the act of consummating the consummation of a contract by mutual signature specifically : the consummating of a marriage
2 : the ultimate end : finish

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Examples of consummation in a Sentence

the signing of the contract marked the consummation of six months of negotiations the opening of the performing arts center brought to consummation years of planning
Recent Examples on the Web In the evening, the Democratic Presidential debate felt like a consummation of the inevitable. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "What We’re Watching Under Quarantine," 23 Mar. 2020 The following morning, the stained bed linen was displayed as proof of consummation. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, "The bizarre 77,000-year history of beds," 4 Oct. 2019 The following morning, the stained bed linen was displayed as proof of consummation. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, "The bizarre 77,000-year history of beds," 4 Oct. 2019 The following morning, the stained bed linen was displayed as proof of consummation. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, "The bizarre 77,000-year history of beds," 4 Oct. 2019 The following morning, the stained bed linen was displayed as proof of consummation. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, "The bizarre 77,000-year history of beds," 4 Oct. 2019 The two expanded their tie-up in March, likely setting the stage for this week’s M&A consummation. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Once Ripe for Taking, Computer Security Market Reveals Winners—and Losers—Cyber Saturday," 21 Sep. 2019 Additionally, IberiaBank shareholders will receive a 43 percent increase in their dividend after consummation of the transaction, based on each company’s current dividend per share. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "First Horizon and IberiaBank merging," 4 Nov. 2019 In the room, viewers are told to create peepholes in the walls, an artistic interpretation of a rural Korean ritual where wedding-night consummations were watched by villagers who silently rubbed a hole into the shoji with a wet finger. Tony Bravo, SFChronicle.com, "‘How to Fall in Love in a Brothel’ at Catharine Clark Gallery," 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of consummation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Consummation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consummation. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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