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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There was more harvesting – and fulfillment – to come. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Fulfillment on Gobbler's Ridge comes from more than just harvesting turkeys," 12 May 2018 The two recreated Meet the Parents's famous lie detector scene in a wish-fulfillment enactment of Mueller's ongoing investigation into the Trump administration. Tom Philip, GQ, "Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro Dropped by SNL to Parody the Mueller Investigation," 15 Apr. 2018 The jobs will be at Amazon's 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center at 31819 Highway Blvd. in Brookshire. Katherine Fesre, Houston Chronicle, "Amazon to hire 400 employees at new Katy area facility," 16 Feb. 2018 Working with local Go Games for manufacturing and fulfillment, Lafair Family Games shipped finished games to backers (disclosure: including this writer) in April 2019. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering game that puts the fun in undermining democracy," 19 Aug. 2019 This exercise should include reviewing staff, pricing, location, order fulfillment, customer relations, financing — the works. Ramona Sentinel, "Ask Mr. Marketing: Something on the side," 24 July 2019 For better or worse, this is a wish-fulfillment fantasy. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Ari Aster on his new film Midsommar: “I keep telling people I want it to be confusing”," 2 July 2019 His version of fun and self-fulfillment was as honorable and simple as submerging himself in trustworthiness and credibility. Tom Hoffarth, latimes.com, "Bob Ley’s trusted and credible low-key voice will be missed at ESPN," 30 June 2019 Michael wanted fulfillment, devotion, a sense of rootedness. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Millennial Who Rejects Hipness and Irony," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of fulfillment

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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