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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ability to work independently, manage tasks to timely completion and appropriately escalate issues.
  • Motivation and commitment to follow tasks through to completion.
  • The website will reference the different stages of completion during the testing process.
  • The projected completion date has been pushed back for decades.
  • Although education itself is never a bad idea, completion should be the preferred goal.
  • IT is a commonplace observation that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
  • The completion of one behaviour leads directly to the next behaviour, in sort of a cascade of events unfolding in a set order.
  • The multi-billion-dollar city-within-a-city will be the world's largest single building on completion.
  • Judson sold both houses within a few months of completion.
  • Some encourage access, others aim to foster completion.
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.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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