Definition of completion in English:

completion

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action or process of completing or finishing something.

    ‘funds for the completion of the new building’
    • ‘Stars of classical theatre and the world of entertainment will donate their time and talents for two performances at the new Rose of Kingston theatre next month to help to raise funds for its completion.’
    • ‘It took about another 18 months before he got a cabinet minister interested enough in the project to promise further state funds for its completion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After all, some tasks require the completion of other tasks before they can be started.’
    • ‘Acceptance of the necessity of this reform appeared to be taking hold, also given the fact that completion of the process is necessary to ensuring level playing fields for those doing business.’
    • ‘While some reconstructions can be completed in a single procedure, many techniques may require two or more operations for completion of the reconstructive process.’
    • ‘He said building work to the centre was ‘on schedule’, but was likely to still be in the process of completion at Christmas.’
    • ‘The Federation Bells are in an ongoing process of completion.’
    • ‘Recently the law firm of McCarthy Tetrault has been retained to expedite completion of the registration process.’
    • ‘Delegation of a new top level domain requires the completion of a number of procedures.’
    • ‘It may become necessary to reconsider this partnership or agreement to accelerate completion of the process.’
    • ‘An offshoot of this characteristic is doing things piecemeal, so that completion is not a one-shot execution but an iterative process.’
    • ‘Attention could shift between completing the task and the process of task completion.’
    • ‘An animal model study will be required to confirm a greater strength of double-layer repairs after completion of the healing process.’
    • ‘About 82 partnership aims have been improved on, and another 34 are in the process of completion.’
    realization, accomplishment, achievement, fulfilment, execution, consummation, finalization, resolution
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    1. 1.1 The state of being finished.
      ‘work on the new golf course is nearing completion’
      as modifier ‘the completion date is early next year’
      • ‘The castle is still not finished but is nearing completion.’
      • ‘It is a commitment to a process towards completion.’
      • ‘Construction work on the barriers began in early 2003 and the estimated completion date is 2011.’
      • ‘Follow the entire process from start to completion.’
      • ‘The Boyle local phone directory is close to completion.’
      • ‘Launched amid fanfare in 1997, private and public investors will have pumped in €7bn by the 15-year completion date.’
      • ‘He said a major marketing exercise will now be undertaken once the work had started and the anticipated completion date is for early 2002.’
      • ‘We are looking forward to the successful completion of your mission and to you all returning home safely.’
      • ‘They also say the rail safety programme, which has cost €500m to date, is nearing completion and will free up funds for investment.’
      • ‘This contract is nearing completion and will be finished on time at the beginning of July.’
      • ‘Problems might be fine-tuned in advance before project completion dates.’
      • ‘Almost four years of my life have passed since the completion of Chapter 7 and the beginning of this chapter.’
      • ‘He also wished the project team well in their work and looked forward to the successful completion of the complex.’
      • ‘But this will take time and there is going to be an inevitable delay in our projected completion date.’
      • ‘The likely completion date will be the end of 2009 or early 2010.’
      • ‘Rather, the results offer an explicit analysis of a therapeutic process leading to completion of successful softening events.’
      • ‘They ask countless questions and look forward to the completion of the procedure.’
      • ‘This is three weeks earlier than the previous target completion date.’
      • ‘Some sort of campaign of public misinformation seems to be underway, raising our hopes just to dash them again when the due date arrives and the work is no nearer to completion.’
      • ‘As the project's completion date draws near, more potential luxury home buyers are expressing an interest in the complex.’
      improvement, perfection, polishing, honing, fine-tuning, touching up, revision, editing, copy-editing
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    2. 1.2British The final stage in the sale of a property, at which point it legally changes ownership.
      ‘the risk stays with the seller until completion’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Origin

Late 15th century: from Latin completio(n-), from complere ‘fill up’ (see complete).

Pronunciation

completion

/kəmˈpliːʃn/