consummation

noun con·sum·ma·tion \ ˌkän-sə-ˈmā-shən \

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

Examples of consummation in a Sentence

  1. the signing of the contract marked the consummation of six months of negotiations

  2. the opening of the performing arts center brought to consummation years of planning

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First Known Use of consummation

14th century



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