ful·​fill·​ment fu̇(l)-ˈfil-mənt How to pronounce fulfillment (audio)
 also  fə(l)-
variants or fulfilment
: the act or process of fulfilling
the fulfillment of a promise
the fulfillment of all the requirements
: 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
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Word History

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fulfillment was in 1624

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“Fulfillment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulfillment. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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