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

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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 The rise in online shopping boosted business for Amazon.com and changed the way Target, Best Buy, Walmart, and other top retailers do business, increasing demand for fulfillment and distribution center space. Star Tribune, "Second half of 2020 tough for much of Twin Cities commercial real estate," 3 Mar. 2021 While giants like Amazon and Walmart, with their sheer scale and same-day shipping, have dominated, Deliverr, a logistics and fulfillment company that expedites shipping without upcharging consumers, has captured a piece of the pie. Alexandra Sternlicht, Forbes, "Deliverr Raises $170 Million To Scale An Affordable Alternative To Amazon Prime," 3 Mar. 2021 Since its founding in 2006, Shopify has expanded its offerings to include financing for businesses, and fulfillment and inventory services for merchants, along with a payment-processing service. Vipal Monga, WSJ, "Shopify’s Secret Weapon Is Thousands of New Business Owners," 16 Feb. 2021 Dave Clark, who ran the fulfillment and logistics operations, was promoted to replace him. New York Times, "Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon C.E.O.," 2 Feb. 2021 There’s no joy or emotional fulfillment in Rainey’s creativity. Armond White, National Review, "The Fiasco of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," 1 Jan. 2021 By her estimates, online grocery fulfillment and delivery tacks about $20 onto a normal purchase. Washington Post, "In 2020, we reached peak Internet. Here’s what worked — and what flopped.," 28 Dec. 2020 Those are all fulfillment and shipping costs, storage costs, and things like that. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "How Tragos Became Our Favorite Tabletop Game, Both Online & IRL," 11 Dec. 2020 Lopez revealed in her interview for the outlet that her Oscars snub last year inspired her to care less about what critics think about her and focus more on what brings her joy and personal fulfillment. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "J.Lo Hits the Gym in a Houndstooth Set and Her Infamous Bling Cup," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of fulfillment

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fulfillment was in 1624

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6 Mar 2021

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“Fulfillment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulfillment. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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