ful·​fill·​ment | \ fu̇(l)-ˈfil-mənt also fə(l)- How to pronounce fulfillment (audio) \
variants: or fulfilment

Definition of fulfillment

1 : the act or process of fulfilling the fulfillment of a promise the fulfillment of all the requirements
2 : the act or process of delivering a product (such as a publication) to a customer the fulfillment of a book order

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Examples of fulfillment in a Sentence

her commendably prompt fulfillment of any assignment given her he saw the entire project through, from initial idea to final fulfillment
Recent Examples on the Web Amazon workers have protested over issues ranging from what the company is doing to combat climate change to working conditions for fulfillment center employees. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, "2019 was the year that tech workers had enough," 18 Dec. 2019 The company has built fulfillment centers to handle online orders and is constructing a massive distribution and manufacturing plant on San Antonio’s East Side. Madison Iszler, Houston Chronicle, "H-E-B launches new mobile app," 11 Dec. 2019 My newfound fulfillment played out during a family swim at our local Y. Marta wrapped her arms around my shoulders, too fearful to let go. Washington Post, "An older dad finds his way," 6 Dec. 2019 Reveal amassed internal injury records from 23 of the company’s 110 fulfillment centers nationwide. Will Evans, The Atlantic, "Behind the Smiles," 25 Nov. 2019 Amazon has been using similar technology in US fulfillment centers for several years. Will Knight, Wired, "China's AI Unicorns Can Spot Faces. Now They Need New Tricks," 12 Dec. 2019 The new series highlights the city’s growth, following developments like a new Amazon fulfillment center and a nearly-complete waterfront trail project, said Jen Jones Donatelli, the project editor for the series. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "FreshWater Cleveland’s Euclid ‘On the Ground’ series: Local business, health, home ownership, more," 6 Dec. 2019 With substantial local subsidies, the fulfillment centers are located at sites once occupied by G.M. and Bethlehem Steel factories. Alan Murray, Fortune, "Amazon’s Web," 2 Dec. 2019 Some of this drop was made up by greater job growth in fulfillment. NBC News, "Amid historically low unemployment rate, companies are fighting for holiday help," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of fulfillment

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Jan 2020

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“Fulfillment.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulfillment. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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