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fulfillment

[foo l-fil-muh nt] /fʊlˈfɪl mənt/
noun
1.
the act or state of fulfilling:
to witness the fulfillment of a dream; to achieve fulfillment of one's hopes.
2.
the state or quality of being fulfilled; completion; realization:
a vague plan that had no hope of fulfillment.
3.
the process or business of handling and executing customer orders, as packing, shipping, or processing checks.
Also, fulfilment.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; fulfill + -ment
Related forms
prefulfillment, noun
superfulfillment, noun
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  • Requires judgment and discretion in task fulfillment and skill in effectively coordinating health care.
  • Of course, in science fiction the fulfillment of this anthropomorphic machine fantasy is perfectly reasonable.
  • He has never directly observed the clockwork precision of its fulfillment system.
  • He deserves the same shot you have had to find fulfillment in a career.
  • To me this would be the fulfillment of a childhood dream.
  • Creativity is a sought-after commodity among employers and those seeking personal or professional fulfillment.
  • It is the justification of a misdirected life, the fulfillment of a necessary lie.
  • Having children can add to a sense of fulfillment to your own life.
  • The telegraph created the connections and the railroad allowed fulfillment.
  • Those that place their definition of self-worth and life fulfillment on it will be disappointed.
Word Origin and History for fulfillment
n.

1775, from fulfill + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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