ful·​fill·​ment | \fu̇(l)-ˈfil-mənt 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

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Impeachment is so obviously the Democrats’ one overriding aim that the book industry has tried to anticipate its fulfillment. Barton Swaim, WSJ, "Politics: High Stakes and ‘High Crimes’," 1 Nov. 2018 For Choo, who is hardly a rookie, being an All-Star is the fulfillment of a career-long goal. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "For Choo, All-Star nod a career goal. Home Run Derby? 'Probably not'," 9 July 2018 Kramer's win was also the fulfillment of a dream the West Valley High 16-year-old has had since hearing tales of her dad Mike's back-to-back top-10 finishes in 2006-07. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Connelly, Kramer cruise to Mount Marathon junior victories," 4 July 2018 But for Ware and Davis, being a professional cheerleader was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, and there’s nothing like the thrill of performing in front of tens of thousands of fans. Kalyn Kahler, SI.com, "NFL Cheerleading Can Still Be Saved," 10 May 2018 Loveridge’s movie is a fantastic and kinetic fulfillment of Maya Arulpragasam’s desire, back then, to be heard as more than an entertainer. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Listening to M.I.A., Finally," 30 Mar. 2018 That was the fulfillment of the experiment in Florida: Dig a hole, and use the sides of the hole. Matt Jaffe, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Voices of the Dodgers Sound Off on the Team’s 60-Year History," 13 Mar. 2018 In Southern California, nearly all the fulfillment centers serving the e-commerce industry are in San Bernardino, says Wert. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Your online shopping is polluting this small town," 20 Nov. 2018 Working conditions in Amazon’s fulfillment centers have long been a concern for labor activists. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Amazon’s triumphant pay raise is also a political play," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of fulfillment

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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