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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Last year, 18% of the company’s sales came from outside the U.S. Revolve cautions that expanding internationally will likely require fulfillment centers, among other expenditures. Mike Hytha, Fortune, "Millennial Online Fashion Retailer Revolve Trending in Wall Street Debut," 7 June 2019 Rent the Runway's new fulfillment center in Arlington, only the company's second, begins receiving returns on Monday from customers who use the apparel service. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Rent the Runway opens Arlington fulfillment center with 500-plus employees by year end," 5 June 2019 The Purdue researchers found that the optimum income for lasting fulfillment topped out around $95,000. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "The $10,000 Salary Jump That Will Actually Make a Difference in Your Life," 9 Apr. 2019 The gains in warehousing and delivery come as rapid e-commerce growth pushes companies to open more fulfillment centers near major population centers to speed up delivery to customers. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Warehouse Hiring Surges on Rising E-Commerce Demand," 3 May 2019 That would bring a better sense of fulfillment and satisfaction and happiness. Fox News, "Democrats eye 'fresh face' for 2020," 19 July 2018 Strive for a lifetime of fulfillment, peace and understanding. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "He failed high school chemistry and algebra. Now a doctor, he went to his alma mater to tell graduating seniors about success.," 18 June 2018 As any avid collector knows, there's a feeling of fulfillment that comes with finding every new addition to your collection. Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "This Louisiana Man Spent the Last 40 Years Collecting Pennies," 30 Oct. 2015 Well, in many ways the explosion of protests that tilts to the left, the ineffective Democratic leadership, all of this is the fulfillment of what Obama first ushered in his party. Fox News, "Nunes tightens screws in his probe into surveillance abuses," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of fulfillment

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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