Definition of completion in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəmˈplēSH(ə)n/


1The action or process of finishing something: funds for the completion of the new building
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  • While some reconstructions can be completed in a single procedure, many techniques may require two or more operations for completion of the reconstructive process.
  • An animal model study will be required to confirm a greater strength of double-layer repairs after completion of the healing process.
  • Following completion of the homologation process, the system will also be introduced in other countries and then only requires activation of the software already available.
realization, accomplishment, achievement, fulfillment, consummation, finalization, resolution;
finish, end, conclusion, close, cessation
1.1The state of being finished: work on the new golf course is nearing completion [as modifier]: the completion date is early next year
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  • As the project's completion date draws near, more potential luxury home buyers are expressing an interest in the complex.
  • He said a major marketing exercise will now be undertaken once the work had started and the anticipated completion date is for early 2002.
  • They also say the rail safety programme, which has cost €500m to date, is nearing completion and will free up funds for investment.
1.2 American Football A successful forward pass: 21 completions in 26 attempts for 233 yards
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  • The longest pass completion against Oakland was a 22-yarder to Conway.
  • Twenty-eight is where the team ranked in yards given up per pass completion.
  • He's not able to throw the ball deep, and his longest pass completion was 18 yards.
1.3 Law The final stage in the sale of a property, at which point it legally changes ownership: the risk stays with the seller until completion
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  • The monthly reports by Halifax and Nationwide are based on mortgage offers made by each company that month, rather than actual sales prices or completions.
  • It will be based on data relating to 30,000 sales per month - a third of all mortgage completions - and will be by far the biggest survey ever released in Britain.
  • According to the selling agent, best efforts will be made for quick completions in order for investors to have sufficient time to let the units prior to April 5.


Late 15th century: from Latin completion-, from complere 'fill up' (see complete).

Words that rhyme with completion

accretion, Capetian, concretion, deletion, depletion, Diocletian, excretion, Grecian, Helvetian, repletion, Rhodesian, secretion, suppletion, Tahitian, venetian

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Syllabification: com·ple·tion

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