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[kuh m-plee-shuh n] /kəmˈpli ʃən/
the act of completing.
the state of being completed.
conclusion; fulfillment:
Her last novel represented the completion of her literary achievement.
Football. a forward pass that has been completed.
Origin of completion
1650-60; < Late Latin complētiōn- (stem of complētiō). See complete, -ion
Related forms
noncompletion, noun
precompletion, noun
subcompletion, noun
1. termination, ending, closing. Unabridged
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  • After the completion of his studies he returned home and accepted the position of organist at one of the Hartford churches.

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  • This puts the date of the completion of the keep between 1146 and 1171.

  • Death was necessary for the completion of His work, and this was the fact most prominent in Old Testament type and prophecy.

  • Wheatstone was knighted in 1868, after his completion of the automatic telegraph.

  • Mr. Britt did not wait in his office for the completion of the panegyric.

Word Origin and History for completion

late 14c., from Latin completionem (nominative completio), noun of action from past participle stem of complere "to fill up, complete" (see complete (adj.)).

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