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fruition

[froo-ish-uh n] /fruˈɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment:
After years of hard work she finally brought her idea to full fruition.
2.
enjoyment, as of something attained or realized.
3.
state of bearing fruit.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
Synonyms
1. consummation, accomplishment, fulfillment, achievement, completion, perfection, result.
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fruition

/fruːˈɪʃən/
noun
1.
the attainment or realization of something worked for or desired; fulfilment
2.
enjoyment of this
3.
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 nonfruition

fruition

n.

early 15c., "act of enjoying," from Middle French fruition and directly from Late Latin fruitionem (nominative fruitio) "enjoyment," noun of action from Latin frui "to use, enjoy." Sense of "act or state of bearing fruit" is first recorded 1885 by mistaken association with fruit; figurative sense is from 1889.

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