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

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 Then in 2016, torn down, along with the rest of the mall to make way for that Amazon fulfillment center, there are still two magic Johnson, branded theaters remain. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 27 Apr. 2022 The employees who have not were notified the fulfillment center was closing April 1. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Apr. 2022 Signs supporting the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union stand near an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Ala., March 10. Sean Higgins, WSJ, 25 Apr. 2022 But earlier this month workers at the JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island voted to form the company's first unionized warehouse. Nathaniel Mott, PCMAG, 24 Apr. 2022 Both men have accused Amazon of retaliating against them for their role in organizing workers, which culminated in a vote to unionize the Staten Island fulfillment center by a vote of 2,654 to 2,131. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2022 Employees at 54 Starbucks stores in 19 states are pursuing union elections, according to organizers, and earlier this month more than 8,300 workers at the only Amazon fulfillment center in New York City voted to unionize. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 13 Apr. 2022 The rate of serious injury at Amazon’s Bessemer fulfillment center increased 43 percent from 2020 to 2021, even as workers there campaigned for a labor union. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 13 Apr. 2022 The thousands of men and women who work in fulfillment center JFK8, on day and night shifts, full and part time, had the chance to vote. The New Yorker, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fulfillment

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fulfillment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulfillment. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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