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[froo-ish-uh n] /fruˈɪʃ ən/
attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment:
After years of hard work she finally brought her idea to full fruition.
enjoyment, as of something attained or realized.
state of bearing fruit.
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English fruicioun < Late Latin fruitiōn- (stem of fruitiō) enjoyment, equivalent to Latin fruit(us) (variant of frūctus; see fruit) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonfruition, noun
self-fruition, noun
1. consummation, accomplishment, fulfillment, achievement, completion, perfection, result. Unabridged
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Examples for fruition
  • The article chronicled the near impossibility of bringing a recipe to fruition in a conventional kitchen.
  • But some issues remain unresolved, such as identification of mechanisms that bring genetic potential to fruition.
  • It is less complicated and more possible of fruition in the near future.
  • But in that yellow-walled apartment they never consciously moved toward any such fruition.
  • Progress has been slow, however, and many promised reforms have been slow to come to fruition.
  • His work, in fact, is full of seeds which the future brought to fruition.
  • With the onset of the nineteenth century the real fruition of science-which indeed henceforth may never cease-began.
  • The imagination, which decks the object of our desires, is lost in fruition.
  • We were so happy to see our design, fabrication and testing efforts finally come to fruition.
  • Seeing a mission through from conception to fruition can consume much of a researcher's career.
British Dictionary definitions for fruition


the attainment or realization of something worked for or desired; fulfilment
enjoyment of this
the act or condition of bearing fruit
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin fruitiō enjoyment, from Latin fruī to enjoy
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Word Origin and History for fruition
1413, "act of enjoying," from L.L. fruitionem (nom. fruitio) "enjoyment," noun of action from L. frui "to use, enjoy." Sense of "act or state of bearing fruit" is first recorded 1885 by mistaken association with fruit.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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