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

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Amazon subcontracts flying between its U.S. fulfillment centers, as well as ground handling and maintenance services. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Plane Flying Cargo for Amazon Crashes in Texas," 23 Feb. 2019 Demand for fulfillment services, especially same-day and overnight on-demand service, has ballooned as small and large retailers race to offer faster, cheaper delivery to keep up with Amazon. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Roadie Gains $37 Million to Expand Crowdsource Delivery Business," 25 Feb. 2019 May this year be one of steady growth, joy, and fulfillment. Wendy Yu, Vogue, "Dim Sum and Peking Opera: Inside Wendy Yu’s Festive Chinese New Year Party," 24 Jan. 2019 Amazon reported higher fulfillment costs this quarter by nearly $2 billion, and part of that is the cost of packaging. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Amazon will soon let you pick which day your package arrives," 2 Nov. 2018 North Korea provided the 55 boxes in a delayed fulfillment of a commitment its leader, Kim Jong Un, made to President Trump at their Singapore summit on June 12. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "North Korea returned 1 dog tag with 55 sets of soldier remains, US official says," 1 Aug. 2018 Base pay for entry level fulfillment center workers in Spain is about $23,000 a year, Amazon said. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "During Amazon Prime Day, Spanish union calls for strike," 13 July 2018 If this were a one-off emotionally loaded conversation followed by Liza finding emotional fulfillment with another man, this scene wouldn’t be such a warning sign of romance to come. refinery29.com, "Is Younger Setting The Stage For A Liza-Josh Reunion?," 11 July 2018 According to Forbes, the cosmetic line only employs about seven full-time employees and five part-time workers, and outsources its manufacturing, packaging, sales, and fulfillment. Jaclyn Reiss, BostonGlobe.com, "Kylie Jenner is apparently worth nearly three times that of sister Kim Kardashian West," 11 July 2018

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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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