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 The fulfillment center is anticipated to open later this year. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Amazon will hire 1,000 workers for new Irving shipping hub," 14 Feb. 2020 Hiring among warehouse and storage operators also picked up in January, as companies added 5,700 positions to a sector that includes online fulfillment centers and industrial distribution facilities. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Parcel, Warehouse Companies Added 20,000 U.S. Jobs Last Month," 7 Feb. 2020 Amazon already has warehouse or fulfillment centers in Plainfield, Indianapolis, Greenwood and Whitestown. Alexandria Burris, Indianapolis Star, "Amazon planning new facility that will bring more than 800 new jobs to Central Indiana," 5 Feb. 2020 The Pontiac project was announced last September as Amazon's first site in the U.S. that will have both a fulfillment center and a delivery station. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Amazon yet to demand subsidies, tax breaks for Pontiac Silverdome site," 28 Jan. 2020 Amazon has more than 110 fulfillment centers in North America and roughly 175 globally, covering 150 million square feet. Chase Difeliciantonio, SFChronicle.com, "Amazon says no plans for Fremont operation, but city documents say otherwise," 23 Jan. 2020 Amazon is partnering with Lawson State Community College to offer four employment information sessions for jobs at its new Bessemer fulfillment center. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Here’s how to apply for a job at Bessemer’s Amazon fulfillment center," 16 Jan. 2020 The company will close distribution and fulfillment centers in Butler, Missouri, and Cookeville, Tennessee, with work from the Tennessee plant moving to a plant in Corsicana, Texas. Washington Post, "Russell Stover to cut jobs in some areas, add jobs elsewhere," 14 Jan. 2020 Amazon leased a Fruit of the Loom warehouse about a mile from the factory and converted it into a fulfillment center to speed its packages to Indianapolis and Nashville and Columbus. David Streitfeld, New York Times, "Prime Anchor: An Amazon Warehouse Town Dreams of a Better Life," 28 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of fulfillment

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Feb 2020

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“Fulfillment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulfillment?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=f&file=fulfil02. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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