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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And, Seven Stars has agreed to have a bank post a letter of credit of up to $8 million to provide financial security for the fulfillment of its cleanup obligations. Kathleen Megan, courant.com, "UConn Trustees Approve Sale Of West Hartford Campus to Financial Tech Company," 6 July 2018 The 5,000th car was finished at roughly 5 a.m. Sunday morning, hours after the Saturday midnight cutoff for complete fulfillment of the rate Elon Musk has been promising for well over a year. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Tesla Seems to Have Finally Hit Its Goal of Producing 5,000 Model 3s in a Week," 1 July 2018 More than 50 percent of all sales on the site are conducted via third-party sellers, some of which use Amazon for fulfillment but otherwise operate independent small- to medium-sized businesses. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Supreme Court’s internet sales tax ruling may be a nightmare for small businesses," 22 June 2018 If a winner is unreachable before 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected from all eligible entries. Houston Chronicle, "Official Rules: Daily Playbook Newsletter TXSN Ticket Giveaway," 11 May 2018 Description: As his unparalleled racing career winds down, A.J. Foyt still looks for fulfillment. Connor Grossman, SI.com, "Best of William Nack's Sports Illustrated Stories," 14 Apr. 2018 Packages pass through a scanner at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore in August 2017. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Where Rising Inflation Really Hurts," 12 July 2018 Amazon could quickly apply its order-fulfillment and distribution capabilities to pills, which usually don’t need special handling like cold storage. Joseph Walker, WSJ, "Amazon’s Pharmacy Deal Threatens Retail Drugstores," 29 June 2018 Credit card transactions and order fulfillment are often handled by a third-party processing agent, bank or distribution institution. sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego Union-Tribune Terms of Service," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of fulfillment

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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